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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
"Abraham answered, 'God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.'" (Genesis 22:8 NIV)
Thoughts for Today
In Genesis 22, Abraham was faced with a crisis and the supreme test of his life. God asked him to take his deeply loved son, Isaac, to the land of Moriah and offer him as a sacrifice.
Consider this …
Abraham believed God would provide. When he and Isaac left the servants a distance away from where he would build the altar, these were his parting words:
He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.” (Genesis 22:5 NIV)
Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” (Genesis 22:7-8 NIV)
Father, thank you for your love. Help me hear your voice and obey you, always trusting in your provision no matter what the circumstances. In Jesus' name . . .
These thoughts were drawn from …
The Ten Commandments: Applying the Foundations of Living to My Personal Life by Jimmy Ray Lee, D.Min. Knowing that there are absolutes that define moral conduct and ethical decisions is essential for believers surrounded by relativistic values. This guide helps us understand God's boundaries. It shows how the Ten Commandments apply today. It also discusses the biblical laws on which the legal codes of every civilized society are based. This guide is written in a way that helps people see the Ten Commandments in light of today's problems. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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