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Mount Moriah Experiences
By Steve Higginbotham
October 23, 2005
 

Do you remember when Abraham took Isaac upon Mt. Moriah to offer him as a sacrifice to the Lord (Genesis 22)?  As we try to image the struggle that must have been going on in Abraham's mind, don't miss out on the thoughts that must have been running through Isaac's mind as well.  Yet, in spite of the difficulty of the situation, we simply see faithful compliance on the part of Abraham as well as Isaac.

The Point: What do you think must have been going through the mind of Isaac as his father laid him on the altar and raised the knife, prepared to kill him?  I don't know what he thought, but I am pretty sure that the details of this event were burned into his memory.  I dare say that for as long as Isaac lived, he remembered the events of this day, and just how faithful his father, Abraham was to the commandment God.

The Challenge: What kind of life-long memories are you creating in your home?  What events, demonstrating your faithfulness to God, will be burned into the memory of your children?  What steps have you taken to impress upon your children that you are completely sold out and committed to the Lord?

Dennis Rainey calls these events, "Mt. Moriah Experiences."  Friends, I believe it's time to create some "Mt. Moriah experiences" for our children.  Mothers and Fathers, Grandparents...make plans.  Give thought and meditation.  With intention, do something that will be burned into the memory of your children and grandchildren that will demonstrate to them that you are a committed disciple of Jesus.  What greater legacy can you leave them?

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