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And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah.


Genesis 22:1–2


Sitting only a couple hundred feet above the city of Jerusalem, Mount Moriah is technically only a ridge. But when the Lord said to Abraham, “I want you to take your son, your only son, to Mount Moriah,” father and son set off on the greatest mountain climbing expedition in world history, second only to the one another Father and Son would make to the very same destination centuries later.

Put yourself in Abraham’s sandals and you will see this is an incredible journey, for God had asked him to sacrifice his son—his only son, the promised son, the one of whom he was so proud, the one in whom he saw such potential. How could Abraham have had such a heart to obey such a command? I couldn’t have done it. But Abraham did. 

How? The reason Abraham could climb Mount Moriah is the same reason Sir Edmund Hillary could climb Mount Everest. You see, prior to Hillary’s ascent up Mount Everest, he spent five years acclimating his body to the altitude, five years allowing his lungs to expand to deal with the lack of oxygen he would encounter at that height, five years to get in shape, and five years to make preparations and gather gear. 

So too, Abraham would climb an infinitely higher mountain because, like Hillary’s team, there had been great preparation.

“It came to pass after these things that God did tempt, or test, Abraham” (see 22:1). After what things? Fifty-seven years of things . . . 

Leaving his home in Ur for a land God would show him was step #1 in training for the Moriah moment.

Saying goodbye to his nephew as Lot headed for Sodom was step #2.

Refusing the spoils of battle offered to him by the king of Sodom was step #3.

Obeying God’s command to send his son Ishmael into the desert was step #4.

Nothing in Scripture is accidental or incidental. Thus, when we read, “It came to pass after these things that God did tempt Abraham,” it means that the testing didn’t take place until after these things—each of which prepared Abraham for this moment.

God will never, ever give you a test He has not thoroughly and painstakingly prepared you to navigate successfully. Never.

We look at Abraham’s Moriah moment and think, I couldn’t do that. And we’re right. We couldn’t, because God hasn’t prepared us for that—yet.

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