Abraham, the father of faith, was tested by God to kill or sacrifice what was given to him by promise…And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of (Genesis 22:2 KJV). This was a test of Abraham’s faith in God’s character to see if he would believe that God would fulfill His promise, even though what God was asking for seemed to be out of the ordinary. His obedience determined where his faith was. His faith was in God, and he obeyed His voice. Abraham was successful in passing this test because his faith was unmovable…He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; (Romans 4:20 KJV).
How do we know that he staggered not at the promise of God? We know that he staggered not at the promise of God because of what he said…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 22:5 KJV). He told the young men that were with him that he and the lad (Isaac) will come again to them. God had already told Abraham that with Isaac will be the everlasting covenant and his seed after him. Therefore, Isaac would have to be alive in order to have a seed (child) after him.
God doesn’t tempt us with evil, and neither can He be tempted with evil. Thus, when God would have us to do or say something that seems to be out of the ordinary, it is a call for prayer and meditation. This is why we must study, understand, and know the Word of God, so that we can know and discern His voice. Abraham is a prime example of strong faith in God, and not in people or things of this world. Sometimes walking in faith with God will call for us to go beyond our natural reasoning and comprehension. In order for us to succeed in our faith with God, we have to know God.