July 4, 2019
Again the LORD’s messenger called to Abraham from heaven and said: “I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you acted as you did in not withholding from me your beloved son, I will bless you abundantly and make your descendants as countless as the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore; your descendants shall take possession of the gates of their enemies, and in your descendants all the nations of the earth shall find blessing; all this because you obeyed my command.” Gn_22:1b-19
All DEPENDENT upon God. All OBEDIENT to God. All LOVING of God. Abraham needed no independence. In his dependence he was blessed, and he blesses all of us when we follow his lead. You see, it was all a sign of God’s love for us, in offering HIS beloved Son for us. Jesus said to Thomas yesterday, “Don’t be unbelieving, but believe.” If we place our trust in Jesus, like Abraham, we will have no need for independence! And we will be truly FREE.
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