Genesis Chapter 22

Genesis 22

1And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

2And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

3And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

4Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

5And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

6And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.

7And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

8And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

9And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

10And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

11And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

12And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

13And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

14And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

15And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,

16And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

17That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

18And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

19So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.

20And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;

21Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

22And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.

23And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham’s brother.

24And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

12 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 22

  1. v 2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains
    Which I will tell thee of.

    GOD gives the orders. HE always has a purpose.
    As GOD revealed Himself to Abraham for his faith, obedience, and HE blessed him.
    GOD desired life, and not death for his son Isaac.

    Thank you Lord Jesus HE still desires faith, obedience blessings, and everlasting life for His children
    HE desires to reveal Himself , His Name, His Spirit, His Blood, His Word, and HIS WORD will activate our faith.
    Give your all to Jesus … HE GAVE HIS ALL FOR US.
    JEHOVAH-JIREH Jehovah’s provisions shall be seem.

  2. The test of temptation will come to all, and if we fail the test, it will come around again. God sees those things in our lives that we hold dear, and for some, we hold them even closer than we do our relationship with God. We must be like Abraham and be willing to sacrifice everything we have. God will then in turn give back to us those things He desires us to have. Should God chose to accept our sacrifice, what He gives back to replace it will be of far greater value than what we gave to Him. Let’s not be afraid to offer unto the Lord something of value. The trade is well worth it!

  3. We know that Abraham once bargained with God (Gen 18 16-33). Yet when God asks Abraham to kill the son on whom all the promises rest, Abraham offers no objections? He simply goes.(OBEDIENCE)

    The three days he and his son Isaac traveled to reach the spot God chose must have been agonizing for Abraham. What stands out is that Abraham displays only faith, including telling his servants that he AND Isaac will return after the sacrifice is made. (Gen 21:4-6) How that could be true?..Abraham doesn’t know. But Hebrews 11:19 tells us that he “reasoned” that God could bring Isaac back to life. Hence, Abraham believed the two of them would return, and would have an astounding story to tell afterward.

    He doesn’t know the details, but he has seen the happy ending through eyes of faith. The same can be expressed in our christian relationship and walk, we/I may not know what it holds, but we know who holds it.

  4. Gos will test us by giving up the things that matter to us the most. When I read this story it reminds me of the sacrifices I have done in my life. Thank you Jesus, that you find me faithful enough to test me. This story also reminds me of the story of Job.

  5. 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

    It took abraham three days to get to the place of sacrifice. In that, seemingly long amount of time, Abraham had many opportunities to turn around and go home. The conversation with his son, all the while the nagging thoughts of doubt trying to attack, tempting him to think that this was the last time he would ever see Isaac.

    Hebrews 11 says that by faith Abraham offered up isaac

    Soemtimes our faith isn’t needed for just a moment, but rather for a great exspanse of time.

    The word tells us that the just shall live by faith

    Not just faith at the moment, or faith for the morning. Rather, a daily walk, minute by minute, hour by hour,

    Faith for a moment is now faith. Faith for a lifetime if faithful.

    “Well done thou good and FAITHFUL servant.”

  6. Abraham had great faith that God was going to provide a sacrifice, but he was willing to give up his only son whom he loved to God. Not only did Abraham trust God, but Issac had to have had faith in God and in his father because he let his father bound him and lay him on the alter to be sacrificed. In the end due to Abraham and Issac’s faith and obedience God provided a ram to sacrificed and promised Abraham that his seed would be multiplied as the stars are in heaven and as the sand is on the sea shore.

  7. We sometimes have to let God know that we are willing to give up what is most precious to us in order to get what God has for us.

  8. THE BENEFITS OF OBBEDIENCE

    15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
    16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
    17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
    18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

    GOD tested ABRAHAM!

    GOD will TEST anything/anybody before HE will BLESS with the supernatural, abundance such as promised to Abraham.

    GOD tested Abraham in the natural before he could BLESS him with the SPIRITUAL. Many people live in Spiritual poverty because they fail the TEST in the natural.

    The TEST for Abraham was connected with all of the natural failures that Abraham and Sarah failed to fulfill in failing to obey GOD by waiting on GOD to provide HIS SEED. The TEST came in the fact GOD wanted to know from Abraham if the BLESSING was more important than the BLESSER.

    BE Church
    BE Obedient
    BE BLESSED

  9. v5 And Abraham said unto his young men, abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
    What God called sacrifice, Abraham called worship!
    And it is in sacrificial worship that miracles take place.

  10. This chapter illustrates loyalty. What would happen if we were as obedient as Abraham, dear Jesus forgive us (ME). The faith and obedience shown by both Abraham & Isaac, is hard to fathom. All we are asked to do is love God and keep his Commandments, all Pastor asks is that we Be-Church. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  11. Abraham could not have offered his “only son” if he had held onto Ishmael. Yes, Isaac still would have had special meaning, but he wouldn’t have been his only son and as such the sacrifice would have had a different meaning and the testing wouldn’t have been the same as with having Isaac only. Abraham’s obedience in giving up his first-born for his promise-born son paved the way (in more ways than one) for him to also offer up his promise-born son. Another way this event shows us how obedience helps unlock the will of God in our lives.

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