The Lord Will Provide

September 19 2021, 10am
I wonder what God’s view of this story really is. I wonder if when God was testing Abraham, the right answer would have been for Abraham to call out, “what is wrong with you? Why would I kill my child? Any child?” Maybe God really wanted to see if Abraham was willing to commit murder for his faith. In truth, that seems to be more of a human instinct than a divine one. What I know of God is at odds with the idea that God wants us to kill our children, or be willing to kill our children, in order to prove our devotion. But I look around at our world, and we humans do seem a lot more like Abraham than I wish we were.