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And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. – Genesis 22:1

…he said, Here am I, my son…. – Genesis 22:7b

And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. – Genesis 22:11

Abraham was no doubt one of God’s greatest Old Testament saints. He proved faithful time and time again, not questioning God’s direction. How many people outside of God himself do you know that would sacrifice their son because God simply told them to? Honestly, I doubt there would be many. Of course, God did not let him go through with it.

The response that Abraham gives in these three verses holds power. God presents a test of faith in verse one, and Abraham said, “Here I am.”…

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