In today’s passage, we have an example of a man, of a father, Abraham, who put his priorities in their proper place. The influence of a father, the effect he has on the lives of those around him, is enormous. It is imperative that we as fathers be spiritual examples in our homes. What are the spiritual principles taught to fathers in this passage?
I. OUR FAMILIES BELONG TO GOD.
a. God entrusts to us and expects from us.
b. Isaac was a child of promise to Abraham and Sarah.
c. Genesis 18:12
II. THE SPIRITUAL LEADER OF THE HOME SHOULD BE THE FATHER.
a. Ephesians 5:22-25
b. Ephesians 6:1-4
III. GOD RICHLY REWARDS THE FATHER WHO IS FAITHFUL TO HIM.
a. Abraham placed faithfulness to God above everything else in his life.
b. Ultimately, God spared the life of Isaac.
c. Eventually, God did not spare His own Son’s life! (Romans 8:32)
d. Joshua 24:14-15