Abraham's Test

What test are you facing in your life today? Read how God tested Abraham in my blog post.

Genesis 22:1, Sometime later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham! Here I am,” he replied.


According to Arthur Pink the spiritual history of Abraham was marked by four great crises, each of which involved the surrender of something which was naturally dear to him.  He was called on to separate himself from his native land and kindred (Genesis 12:1).  He was called on to give up his plans for Ishmael (Genesis 17:17, 18).  God spoke to him about offering up Isaac as a burnt offering (Genesis 22:1, 2).  


The life of the believer is a series of tests, for only by discipline can Christian character be developed. It is not our intellect, our talents, our money, but our heart, God wants first.  God's demand is “Son, give me thine heart (Proverbs 23:26).  The Lord must prove the sincerity of our response.  God requires truth in the inward parts and not just on the lips.  What is the meaning of the words, “God did tempt Abraham?”  The word “test” better expresses the intention of God toward Abraham.  God tests us to bring out the good.  Satan tempts us to bring out the evil (James 1:12-18).  God's testing does not mean that He stands by, watching how His child will behave.  He gives strength during the time of testing.