Abraham and Isaac
God, it seems, meant to test Abraham's obedience in every possible way. The Lord appeared to him with the command to slay Isaac, his younger son, as a sacrifice to prove his devotion to God. Moreover, Abraham was given time to think of all that he was losing. The offering was to be made on Mount Moriah, at the end of a three days' journey from Abraham's southern home.
Abraham and Isaac traveled for three days, and when they were almost at the top of the mountain, Abraham dismissed his attendants, placed wood for the fire on young Isaac's shoulders, and they made their way up the last part of Mount Moriah. Abraham built a rude stone altar on which he bound his son. "And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son."
Suddenly an angel from heaven stayed Abraham's uplifted knife, and bade him spare Isaac. Instead, Abraham seized a ram foraging in the bushes and placed it upon the altar in place of his son. As he did so there came to him in a voice from heaven God's final and greatest promise to him, not only that he should be the ancestor of a mighty race, but also the repetition of his word to Eve, the promise of a Saviour: "And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed."
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