Wow! Can you imagine giving up the child you’ve been longing for at about 3 years of age? It puts into perspective that our worship for God should supercede or outweigh all our other commitments of love.
Luke 10:27 You must Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, ALL your soul, ALL your strength, ALL your mind
Again, Abraham was tested and was proven faithful when God told him to sacrifice his son whom he dearly loved. In faith, he believed God would raise Isaac from death as, in a sense, he did.
True faith grows to higher heights and to deeper depths when, each time we are tested, we learn to trust him that much more. Sometimes we fail the test, but even in our failure we learn and grow – think about Simon Peter when he stepped out of the boat to walk to Jesus on the water. Did his failure to keep his eyes on Jesus make him give up hope? No, not at all. He continued on, learning and growing until with the Holy Spirit’s power, he was bold and faithful in front of thousands to preach and witness of the gospel, the salvation that comes only through Jesus Christ our Lord.