In verses 15-24, we read God’s famous promise to Abraham, “I promise that I will give you as many descendants as there are stars in the sky or grains of sand along the seashore” (v. 17).
What would Isaac do?
Sacrifice himself to his father’s God (verses 9-14).
That’s more faith than I have.
In verses 3-8, Abraham says, “The boy and I will go over there and worship, and then we will come back to you.”
When Isaac asks about missing a lamb, Abraham replies, “God himself will provide one.”
Both quotes indicate that despite God’s brutal request, Abraham continues to have faith in God’s goodness.
In verse 1, Moses writes that “God tested Abraham.”
God gives tests? Scary.
Abraham is told to sacrifice his son Isaac.
Abraham illustrated faith by offering up his son Isaac (vv. 17-19).
In verses 8-12., we see that Abraham was full of faith.
In verses 5-7. This is a logical but shocking conclusion since Abraham is one of the great patriarchs of the faith.
In verses 13-18, we are reminded that God promised hope to Abraham and his descendants.