Do you see what others see or do you see something totally different?
Abraham takes his only son to the top of a mountain; the purpose, sacrifice his only son but Abraham refused to see that. How do I know you may ask? Read it yourself!
Genesis 22:5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
Genesis 22:6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid [it] upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
Genesis 22:7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here [am] I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where [is] the lamb for a burnt offering?
Genesis 22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
Did you see it? Verse 25 Abraham tells his young men just wait here I and the lad will come back. Verse 27 Isaac speaks and says “I see the fire and the wood but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham tells his son God will provide Himself a lamb. Abraham saw what others didn’t and refused to see what looked obvious. Abraham saw a savior not a sacrifice; Abraham didn’t have all the answers he just put his trust in God. The word “trust” means confidence! Abraham did not place trust in himself nor his abilities. Abraham placed confidence in God and therefore he was able to see what others didn’t. In the book of Proverbs chapter 3 and in the first 6 verses we learn how to put confidence in God. In verse 1 we see a father talking to his son telling him not to forget what he’s been taught. The reason being, if he wants long life then he is to bind and write God’s commandments upon his heart. By doing this it is much easier to place confidence in the Lord therefore allowing Him to direct your path. Some paths are easy and it doesn’t take much Bible knowledge for instance; do not steal, don’t commit adultery, or don’t lie. Then there are other things that will take more trust. Like, who should I spend the rest of my life with? What should I spend the rest of my life doing? It is then we are to put trust in the Lord and the confidence will come because of the hiding and binding of God’s Word in our heart and the relationship we have with the Lord. Are you spending your time seeing what everyone else is seeing or are refusing to see what the obvious is? When we are trusting in the Lord we will see what others don’t! Have a great weekend see you in Church Sunday!