Before the Lord – Day 9

And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.” Genesis 22:5

Worship has been defined in our day as a portion of the Sunday morning service when we all sing. From this first biblical mention of the word worship its true definition is clear.  Abraham and Isaac were not on a path to a song service, rather it was a path of faith and obedience. Abraham was submitted to obey the word of God, even if it were this most difficult task. Abraham’s faith had determined that when he had finished binding his son, and burning his remains,  God in His faithfulness would raise Isaac from the ashes. I have not been called to such a horrific task of fire and sacrifice. However, I am still called to count the Lord worthy of my faith and obedience. 

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way,
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

My prayer today:

Help me Lord to learn your will through your word and to surrender my all upon the altar of obedience. Help me trust and obey.