Abraham and the Faith
Long after the time of Adam and Eve, a descendant of theirs was born who would prove to be a man of great faith in God. His name was Abraham. Once God tested Abraham, telling him to travel to a distant land with his only son, Isaac, and upon a mountain to offer him as a sacrifice. Abraham followed the Lord’s instructions and was prepared to obey when from heaven, an Angel called to him not to harm the lad. Since Abraham was obedient, God blessed him and said:
“And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed – all because you have obeyed me.”
– Genesis 22:18
Abraham’s offered sacrifice of his son was symbolic of the future sacrifice that Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, was allowed to make as a price for all our sins. One only has to be obedient through faith in Jesus to receive God’s blessings.