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Genesis 22:2 [God] said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.”
When we read the New Testament, we find another story of a son being sacrificed, Jesus. And his Father is so distraught that darkness covers the land and the earth quakes; the curtain of the temple is torn in two.
God has first given everything for us. God asks for no more than God has already offered.
MOVING FORWARD: God doesn’t ask you for a burnt offering but a living sacrifice. What can you give to God that you have been holding back?