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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

Feb 24, 2017

Today, we’re going to stay in Hebrews 11, verses 17-19 – the story of Abraham’s faith displayed as he prepared to sacrifice his son, Isaac. We’re revisiting this passage because there is a crucial lesson for us to learn from the test that God gives Abraham. What exactly was God testing? Was there something about Abraham He didn’t know and needed to find out? If God is all-knowing, then it would seem that He knew what the outcome would be before anything even happened. So, was the test for God’s benefit or Abraham’s? The way you answer this question will make a huge difference in how you understand God’s declaration of Abraham as righteous because of his faith.