Abraham truly must have lived out his faith in front of his son. When Issac asked his earthly father where is the lamb for the burnt offering Abraham replied “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering my son”. And the bible states “and the two of them went on together” (verse 8). Isaac trusted his earthly father, and his earthly father trusted his Heavenly Father. This was a 50 mile journey of trust, from the time Abraham started out early in the morning (verse 3) to the time he reached Mt. Mariah. Who knew what was going on in either of their minds during this time! The “meantime” is a rough place to be in. Either one could have turned back, but they both continued together. The climax of the meantime is just as critical. Look how far Abraham went before the Angel of Lord called him. By illustrating that he was willing to give up his long awaited beloved son Isaac Abraham received in return blessed and victorious descendants “more numerous than the stars in the sky”! You truly cannot beat God’s giving!
Never underestimate any step of obedience, great or small. Our lives are never just about us, for we pave the way for generations to come. Big steps call for Big faith and Big faith results in Big rewards!