Abraham and Isaac: A Test of Faith

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In Genesis 22, God tests Abraham’s obedience by asking him to sacrifice Isaac, his only son.

To modern readers, this passage and this test feels like a nightmare. Why would God ask Abraham to do that? And why would Abraham be willing to go through with it?

Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III explores this challenging passage in his online course on the book of Genesis. The following analysis is adapted from his course.

But first, let’s look at the passage itself.

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Live The Story – An Excerpt From Romans (The Story of God Bible Commentary Series)

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Continuing after last week’s excerpt from the Genesis commentary, this week we will read an excerpt from the Romans commentary on Romans 12:1-2. The Story of God Bible Commentary aims to set each passage within the context of Scripture as a whole. As it wrestles with the passage, the author leads the reader to (1) “Listen to the Story,” (2) “Interpret the Story,” and (3) “Live the Story.”

Enjoy this week’s reading from the Story of God Commentary on Romans, as Michael F. Bird encourages us to “live God’s Story” by sacrificially living to serve others.

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