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6. God’s Test of Abraham (Genesis 22:1-14)

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A test may come in many forms. It may come as perceived blessing or, more obviously, something that causes pain. Perhaps the hardest tests to identify are those that could be easily overlooked. We are all routinely tested by God; it’s our job to identify them as tests and to respond to them appropriately. Abraham, on the other hand, experienced an obvious test. In what has been called a “top-ten” chapter in the Bible, Abraham demonstrates unquestioning obedience to God during an unimaginably difficult test. It wasn’t Abraham’s first test, and he had learned from previous tests to trust God completely. What tests are you experiencing now? Have you learned how to recognize them as tests? Have you learned how to trust God completely?


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