A Sacrificial Faith
August 13, 2021

Today’s 333 Devotional: “A Sacrificial Faith”

“It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice when God was testing him. Abraham, who had received God’s promises, was ready to sacrifice his only son, Isaac.” (Hebrews 11:17)

Here is the ultimate act of faith. It’s when we trust the Lord with the promises we’ve received. Sacrifices take great faith because they don’ t make a lot of sense. Abraham waited 25 years for Isaac. Look at what God said about Isaac.

“Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted.” (Hebrews 11:18)

Now, God was never going to let Abraham go through with the sacrifice, because it would go against His word, but what God was after was to see if Abraham was willing.

Maybe some of us have been struggling and praying for years and God brings His promise but then says, “Give it back to Me,” or “Serve Me or others with the promise, and not yourself.”

Maybe part of my own story will help. I had always wanted to go to seminary. But it wasn’t until I lost everything that the opportunity presented itself. I was able work and save and I had the money to go, but then God tested my faith and asked for a sacrifice. Someone I knew needed the exact amount of money I had to keep their home, so I gave it, because of what God’s word says, that if someone asks for your cloak, give them our coat as well.

Well, I gave it and had nothing left. I was living hand to mouth through God’s grace. But then God gave me the promise through another means and took me in a direction He wanted me to go through a completely different seminary.

You see, it is through the sacrifice that we show God that we understand that it all belongs to Him in the first place.

Abraham gives us a great example of the attitudes we need to make a healthy faith sacrifice.

To Learn more watch “Abraham: The Father of the Faith” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLsGh1gYFjQ

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