And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. Gen 22:10
Child sacrifice has been part of many civilizations and cultures from the earliest of time.
It would have been part of Abraham’s world and a part of worship that he and Sarah were denied, since they were childless.
It may have been they wanted children so bad they could not comprehend how others could so carelessly toss away those innocent lives to a god.
God’s calling came to Abraham and it removed him from the land of the Chaldeans to the land of the Canaanites.
In time Abraham and Sarah had a son, Isaac. For me the test of Abraham and Isaac is perhaps about Abraham’s giving of Isaac because he loves God as compared to the devotion of those pagans he left behind all those years ago; pagans that willingly gave their children to a god of wood or stone.
Then again, Abraham’s faith is in the ability of what God can do.
He concluded that God was able to raise [Isaac] up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense. Heb 11:19
As for God, He gave His only Son for us.
He became sin for us!
He became despised for us!
He was rejected for us!
He was cursed for us!
That we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17
Today children are still sacrificed but only for the god of selfishness. Abortion is a blight on our land and it is the demise of any civilization – when it’s citizens are destroyed even before they are born.
There is forgiveness, even after abortion!
If you know someone that has had an abortion, you could minister to them or at least pray for that person. Perhaps seek the council of a pregnancy help center for advice.
Abba, children are a blessing. Help me to touch the life of a child today or the life of someone that has loss one. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN