Sometimes, we follow God because we love Him and want to do his will. At other times, we may be at risk of believing His word not because we love Him, but because we love the blessings we get from God. To find out what really motivates us, love for God or love of blessing, the blessing needs to be put on the line so that we can see for ourselves what is motivating us.
Abraham’s response – love for God, reverent fear for God and trust in Him and his unfailing love – are proofs of Abraham’s faith when he was asked to sacrifice Isaac. He wasn’t holding back!
In this sermon, Richard explores how far we will go to follow God’s promises.