well god knew about his son JESUS and how he is the perfect sacrifice. he loved his creation (in the image of god, to be LIKE god) even before 1:1 in genesis.
god administers tests to see your meddle, what your really made of to see what is deep down in your heart.
you forgot to realize that god gave you that freedom of choice. "to know both KNOWLEDGE of good and evil". god knew what abraham was going to do.
it was abraham that needed to prove and to trust and be obideant and truly believe in the will and testemant of god.
remember before that whole ordeal in genesis 22?
1Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him,"I am God Almighty;Walk before Me, and be blameless.
2"I will establish My covenant between Me and you, And I will multiply you exceedingly."
3Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,
4"As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, And you will be the father of a multitude of nations.
5"No longer shall your name be called Abram, But your name shall be Abraham; For I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.
6"I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings will come forth from you.
7"I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you.
note: he was promised a son which will come a great nation in genesis 12:2 and 15:4 for OBEYING gods will and testament during WAR OF THE KINGS genesis 14. .(in actuallity i say 2 nations).
also abraham wasnt as trusting and believed in god at first.
giving his wife to the pharrises pawning her off as his sister because he was afraid they would kill him. instead of bucking under pressure.
also having a child with hagar (the egyptian maid) because sarah could not concive a child. (barren) can you see the impatience? and lack of TRUST on abrahams part. this why i say 2 nations.
16I will bless her, and indeed I will give you a son by her Then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations;kings of peoples will come from her."
17Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said IN HIS HEART,
"Will a child be born to a man one hundred years old? And will Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?"
18And Abraham said to God, "Oh that Ishmael might live before You!"
19But God said, "No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
20"As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
SO DO YOU SEE HOW IN HIS HEART HE STILL DOESNT 100% TRUST AND BELIEVE IN GOD.
ABRAHAM LAUGHED AT GOD. in his heart he doubted.
if you lost something that you had an abundance of you really could care less.
once sarah had conceived and bore the son that really made abraham believe. also because god also promised a blessed nation would come from his new son he like any other father would not give up your son for the world, esspecially since abraham and sarah were in there old age and sarah was barren.
so when god later commands abraham to give his blessed only true son (not a bastard child) at the young age of 20 up to god which god him self promised that a multitude of nations ? later in the ordeal in genesis 22 the KEY TO THE ENEMIES, ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE BLEESED THROUGH HIS SEED. (JESUS CHRIST)
NOW I ASK
if you lost something that you had an abundance of, you really could care less.
NOW if it was considered precious or valuable I BET YOU WOULD THINK MORE THAN TWICE.
THATS WHAT YOU CALL A SACRIFICE
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF GOD PROMISED YOU A SON AND A COVENANT FROM A BARREN WOMEN,YET YOU STILL LAUGH AND DOUBT HIS TRUST/ABILITIES/ KNOWLEDGE.
AND STILL GOD MADE GOOD ON HIS PROMISES. INFACT ALL HIS OFFERS AND PROMISES. AND NOW HAVE THE SAME GOD WANT TO TAKE THAT SON HE GAVE TO YOU THAT YOU CHERISH AND LOVE SO MUCH?
SIMPLE FACT GOD WANTED ABRAHAM TO TRULY DEEPLY UNCONDITIONALLY TRUST IN THE LORD/GOD WITH ALL HIS HEART. HE WILL NEVER BREAK A PROMISE just as HE INTENDED TO DO FROM THE GET GO BEFORE GEN 1:1.
HE PASSED THE TEST
so that is why at the alter god knew the answer it was abraham that truly deeply needed to trust in what the good lord says, he knows what hes doing.
a lesson satan and there minions could learn.
also not to mention the important covenant was to come from the trust and obedeance of that test. genesis 22:18 THE KEY TO YOUR ENEMIES. ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE BLESSED.
SEE ALSO HOW IT PARALELLS THE FATHER SACRFICING THE BLESSED SON.
THE SON OF MAN
according to my bible god doesnt like disobediance and not trusting in him. belive me he knows deep down in your heart whos true and whos not.
peace on your journey.
where ever it may lead
REMEMBER EVRYONE THE OFFER (FREE) OF ETERNAL LIFE MAY NOT BE THERE TO SUITE YOU AT YOUR CONVENIANCE. TIME IS TICKING
for yesterday was given to us, tommorrow is not promised that is why today is the present.