In this week’s Bible story, God had kept His promise and Abraham had a son named Isaac (Genesis 15, 18, 21, 22). But God asked Abraham to do something that shocked him: to sacrifice his only son. When Abraham was willing to obey, he demonstrated his unwavering trust in God to keep His promises. Once God saw that Abraham would obey even when it could cost him something precious, God sent a replacement sacrifice and spared Isaac.
Our Bottom Line is: I should trust and obey even if it costs me something. We can trust that God wants what’s best for us, so when obeying Him (or our parents, bosses, or teachers) requires us to give up something, we can believe it will be worth it.