He Sees To It
June 24, 2011
God called Abe’s name and he probably didn’t tremble when he said yes, Lord, but his heart might of sunk. Sometimes we know when God has something hard for us to do. God called for Abe to sacrifice the son he loved, the son of his heart.
God said go to Moriah and I will point out a mountain for you to worship at. God was with Abe here before he left and He would be with him on the way. I would imagine Abe could tell God would be with him on that mountain of trembling.
He got up early next morning, chopped the wood for the sacrifice and saddled the donkey. My opinion is that while he was working he was praying and God was telling him, trust Me.
He set out for Moriah with his two servants, the donkey and the son of his heart. The whole trip I can hear God whispering to him, trust Me.
God lifted his eyes to ‘the’ mountain so Abe told the servants: The boy and I are going over there to worship; then we’ll come back to you. There are some telling things about Abe in these lines. First, even though in his heart he’s sacrificing his son, in that same consecrated heart he’s going to worship his God. Then he says, we’ll come back to you.
Abraham figured that if God wanted to, he could raise the dead. Hebrews 11:19 Abe believed with all his heart that God’s promises were true and Isaac, the son of promise, would be alive. But with all his heart Abe was going to be obedient.
So, Abe took Isaac and placed his all on the altar. He went to slay him and Jesus said “Abe! Abe!” and Abe lifted his eyes and there was joyfully a ram stuck in a thorn bush! So he sacrificed it rather than his son. God said I now know how much you love me.
Abraham named that place God-Yireh (God-Sees-to-It). That’s where we get the saying, “On the mountain of God, He sees to it.” He saw to it that there was a sacrifice in place of Abe’s beloved. And for God’s beloved, His sinful Ones He saw to it there was His Son, the Son He loves, the Son of His heart.