Daily Bible Reading for January 7
In today's reading is a very well know account of Abrahamand his offering of Isaac. As you read this account in chapter 22, try to picture yourself in the place of Abraham. Note in the scriptures that he had to travel a distance of days to come to the offering site. What would be going through your mind as you travelled, knowing what was to take place when you arrived. Try to consider the knife. Finally consider the walk back home. What do you think was said? How do think Abraham and Isaac felt coming home in contrast to going to worship?
We also read of the account of Sarah's death and burial. What do you think is the significance of this chapter? Do you read anything in this account that gives you a better understanding of Abraham, his people, their respect for him and his for them? As you read this chapter try to consider the times, the customs and the historical significance of the chapter.
Finally in the reading for today what do you think of the whole final chapter and the account of finding Isaac's wife, Rebekah. Consider again the custom of the day and the apparent work of God in the whole account. Would you have enough faith to follow a group of men, allowing them to take you to your husband, whom you have never met? How deep do you think God was involved in the choosing of Isaac's wife. Does He work the same way today? The procedure and custom may have been a little different, but don't you think God leads us to our spouse today? I know I do. I am blessed to have my wife and I am fully aware of His guidance in finding her. Let me know what you think.