After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.” (Genesis 22:1-3 ESV)
The passage begins with a test. It is not an obscure passage, almost every believer would know this story for the number of times it has been shared in Sunday Schools all over the world and even on the pulpit. Yet we see here a man willing to do the unthinkable, simply because it was commanded by God.
Of the many times I have heard this story preached, three things I’ve noticed in Abraham’s obedience that we can highlight.