CAC Living Water Daily Devotional | Sunday, December 5, 2021 | Allocation For Your Location
Topic: Allocation For Your Location
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021 [International Volunteer Day for Economic & Social Development & World Soil Day]
Read: Genesis 22:1-14
Genesis 22:1-14 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
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.
And 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.
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
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.
And 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.
And 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?
And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
And 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.
And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
And 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.
And 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.
And 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.
Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son (Genesis 22:13).
Alot of people want to enjoy God’s blessings while living away from Him, or trying to avoid obeying Him. They love His blessings but loath the sacrificess involved. Lots of people, Christians and non-Christians alike, love to sing “Abraham’s blessings are mine/2x…”, but how many are prepared to pay the price Abraham paid before getting there?
God told Abraham to take Isaac to Moriah 3-day journey. Why didn’t He ask him to do the sacrifice right at his backyard? Test! Abraham was to travel 3 days. Walking with God and enjoying His blessings require sacrifice on our parts. God was giving Abraham a test of commitment, though unannounced. Also, God wouldn’t coerce Abraham into sacrificing his son. He wanted him to take the decision.
On getting there, Abraham later discovered God’s provision that was already waiting there for him. The question is, ‘Had Abraham refused to go to Moriah, would he have known that God had made that wonderful provision for him?’ When God gives SPECIFIC directives FULL ADHERENCE is non-negotiable, when no SPECIFIC directives, are given, SENSITIVITY and Humility come to play.
To enjoy the best of economic and social life as we commemorate International volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development and World Soil.
Author: Christ Apostolic Church [Worldwide]