Friday, June 30, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Give Them All To Jesus

Friday June 30

Bible Reading:     Gen. 22: 1 - 14
Topic:         Give Them All To Jesus!

God asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac which humanly speaking was a very hard thing for him to do.

However, on hearing from God, Abraham promptly obeyed. He took Isaac and his servants to the place of sacrifice.

As Abraham took his knife to slay his son, God stopped him and showed him a ram caught in the thicket by its horn.

This experience served to confirm that Abraham really feared God and loved God more than he loved Isaac his only son.

The offering of Isaac was a prototype and a foreshadow of that of Jesus Christ by God.

Abraham was willing to offer to God his best, his only son and the one of his old age. Abraham did not count it too much for him to give Isaac to God as a sacrifice.

God gave His only Begotten Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins.

We learn from Abraham that we should love God so wholeheartedly that there will be absolutely no possession, relationship, opportunity, credential, achievement and so on that we will not be ready to give as a sacrifice to God

In Jesus Name, dear Lord, thank You for the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. Help me to surrender all that I am and have to You, Amen.

Memory Verse             Gen. 22: 12
"And he (the Angel of God) said to Abraham, Lay not thine hand upon the lad (Isaac), neither do thou anything unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou has not withheld thy son, thine only son from me."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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