One of the most precious stories I have read in the Bible of a son’s love for his Father is the story told of Abraham in the Old Testament!!! It is the story of a man who looked to God as his Father and his Father had told him that He loved him and He had a divine plan for His life, but he needed to trust in Him. He promised Abraham that he would be the Father of many children – “as numerous as the stars in the heavens if he could indeed count them.”
Abraham and his wife struggled to have a child of their own, but they believed God that He would keep His promise!!! In deed, God did keep His promise and He gave them a miracle son whom they loved very much!!!
A test came to Abraham though, it was a test to see if Abraham would continue to follow God as his first love in life or if he would choose to make the gift of God, his son, his first love?!! Abraham passed the test when our Father called Abraham to build an altar of offering to him and place upon it the very life of his son which was actually a symbol of what was to come with God sacrificing His own Son Jesus on the cross for the sins of all the world!!! Jesus conquered death and is now seated at the right hand of the Father in heavenly places!!! YAY!!! Abraham stepped out to show His Father how much he really loved Him by following God’s instructions and in the process, Abraham’s God blessed Abraham in being able to keep his son, too and go on to have many more children, making him a father of seed of all nations just as he had promised Abraham in the beginning!!! We through faith in Jesus are Abraham’s seed, children of the promise of our Father across all nations!!! Now how awesome is that!!!
Our Father said to Abraham:
“…because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.”
Abraham believed God and it was credited to Him as righteousness!!! “Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. And Abraham stayed in Beersheba.” WOOOHOOO!!! LOVE FATHER’S VICTORY IN LIFE!!! Bless our Father who always leads us in triumphant procession as we trust in Him and show Him our loyalty to Him as our first love!!! He is sooo faithful to us as His children of faith in Him!!!
Our lives are forever blessed through our faith in making our Father our first love in all of life, in all our possessions and in all our relationships!!! Where is He calling you to place Him first in your life, precious one to Him??? I’m a gal worshipping my Father and seeking Him in life with you today with this song here:
Know that you are loved and adored by the greatest One of all and He sooo desires to be your best friend!!! He desires to show you the way through your life and not have you look to any other!!! I’m a gal choosing Him today – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the One true God Jesus and sooo hope you are along with us, dear one!!! Much love to you!!! Be strong in the Lord!!!
Genesis 15:1-6; 22