It seems to me that no matter what age we are, we have to endure some type of testing. In elementary school we had spelling tests; in high school it was history and science tests, and in college there were tests in English literature, Math and a variety of other subjects. Life is lled with tests, and of course those tests come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are physical tests, emotional tests and even spiritual tests.
In Genesis, Chapter 22, we nd what many would consider to be one of the greatest tests of all time. "Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a dis- tance. Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you.” Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the re and the knife. So the two of them walked on together. Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “Behold, the re and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together." Read more