Monday, November 14, 2011

When I Lay Down My Isaac

From Carol Kent's book, When I Lay Down My Isaac:

"Abraham was willing to offer his son Isaac because he was convinced that God could raise Isaac from the dead if that were necessary to keep His promises." (Larry Richards) In other words, Abraham trusted in God's faithfulness so completely that he was willing to surrender what he deeply loved without being able to envision a specific or positive outcome.

God is not working toward a particular finish -- His purpose is the process itself. . .It is the process, not the outcome that is glorifying to God.

Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, "How can I help?"

Linking with Barbara at Stray Thoughts.


  1. "Strength is for service, not status." What a powerful statement. Cuts right to the heart of pride.

  2. His purpose is the that!

  3. What rich quotes. I especially like "Strength is for service, not status."




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