In Genesis 2:3 Abraham is given explicit instructions to offer up Issac to the Lord & Abraham doesn’t hem-ha around after God’s instruction. According to vs 3, “Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.”
You guys, he was instructed to sacrifice Issac. His kid! Never mind that he waited 25 years for this child & that the Lord God promised he would be the catalyst to a promise to make Abraham’s descendants greater than the number of the stars, y’all this was his kid. His baby. His boy. His one and only. It wouldn’t have mattered if it was his 15th, it was his kid. And what did he do?
He rose early & he went. He was immediately obedient.
What would you have done?
I probably would have gone through a list of things to make sure I was “following His will”. I would have:
- prayed about it
- Sought council (aka, talked to everyone who would listen) - Prayed more
Basically I would have procrastinated!
But not Abraham, not only did he obey immediately, he did it so fast that no one had a chance to chime in, offer council (their opinion), etc. Y’all he acted so quickly and with such immediate obedience, that he later met the Lord’s perfect will & favor (ehem, hello mr ram).
I say that I want to have such perfect & immediate obedience, but y’all, that would take some training to undo all my years of “praying about it” - ok, ok say it....procrastination! And He is so good, I don’t doubt how good it would to make such immediate decisions to follow Him, but y’all, immediate, no contingency obedience is scary!!!!!