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.” Genesis 22:2
Whoa God! It seems like you always want from us what’s hardest to give. And yet, nothing on this earth is ours. Even our children are a loan from you. Our possessions? Not ours. Our money that we work hard for? Not ours either.
Stewards of everything on this earth that has been given to us — that’s what we are.
In a way, it’s a good thing. We take care of what we have and leave the rest to God.
And Isaac? God provided His own sacrifice — both in the ram that took the place of Isaac and in the person of His Son, Jesus.
He just doesn’t expect us to do anything less than what He would do for us.