Where does your heart lie?
Genesis 22:2 – Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love – Isaac – and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
If you know the story of Abraham, you’ll know how gut-wrenching it is to see God say this. Abraham has waited decades, almost a century, for Isaac to be born. God promised this son to him, and Abraham waited and waited and waited for him to come. Now he had him, and God wanted Abraham to sacrifice him. To kill him as an offering.
Abraham is known as a man of faith. His faith was big. So, when God asked him this, he set on his way with his son. He was about to kill him when an angel of the Lord appeared and told him to stop.
“Do not lay a hand on the boy. Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
When reading this verse, I was really challenged. Do I love God’s blessings more than I love Him? Would my world fall apart if God’s greatest gift to me, was taken away from me? What am I holding on to in this life? Is it really, truly Him?
I think we need to ask ourselves those questions regularly. Because it’s so easy for the focal point of our hearts to shift without us even realising. I need to remind myself who my God really is. I need to keep myself in check, remembering that it’s all because of Him, not something or someone else. My heart lies in HIM.