Overly Thankful

Overly Thankful

13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” Genesis 22:13-14

The Lord did provide for Abraham. Even though the text doesn’t say it, Abraham was probably praying from the time the Lord told him what to do until the angel of the Lord halted him. Relieved, he then eagerly sacrificed the ram. As he had done several times in the past, he burnt the sacrifice to the Lord.

There are thanksgiving offerings, and there are thanksgiving offerings. It probably wasn’t difficult to know what to say when he sacrificed the ram.

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re overly grateful as Abraham probably was? In those times, thankfulness comes easy. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, we can only say, “Praise the Lord for his goodness.”

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