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  • Writer's picturePastor Rusty Owens

His only son

- Pastor Rusty - May 19, 2023

“By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and the one who had received the promises was offering up his only son.” Heb. 11:17

My wife and I had rented the movie “His only son” this last week. We also watched an interview with the director of the film. The director explained his approach to the story of Abraham and Isaac, that he wanted to address the “controversial” subject matter of Abraham being tested by God by offering his son and to have a discussion with a younger generation on the morality of God.🤔 First of all I haven’t ever thought of the story of God testing Abraham as being controversial. Second, it has never created a moral conundrum for me. But this story in my opinion is why Abraham is considered the Father of Faith, and rightfully so. I believe he expected God to intervene, but if not then God would have to raise Isaac from the dead, because he knew all the promises rested in Isaac. Heb. 11:18-19. The wine press his soul must have went through during the time of this testing is unimaginable, but through his actions he proved himself faithful that all generations to come would be blessed through the faith of Abraham. Here in is the victory. Abraham proved he had faith by his actions. Gen. 22:12. “Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?” James 2:20. ESV. Demonstrating you have faith. Now that’s a novel idea.🤔 Father increase our faith in this season. Help us to separate persuasion from presumption and conviction from supposition. Amen. Pastor Rusty

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