Genesis 22:2 (CSB): “‘Take your son,’ he said, ‘your only son Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.’”

I am dabbling in the world of podcasting this year. Each day provides a Bible reading and some of my insights into the text.

In today’s reading, we arrive at Genesis 22, where God tells Abraham to take his son, Isaac, to a mountain in the region of Moriah and sacrifice him. Honestly, this is unspeakably horrific. It also calls into question some of God’s divine attributes.

So, it is worthy of our serious reflection. We can’t merely write off this call to murder a son. We need to understand why God would call a father to do such a thing. I share my thoughts in today’s podcast.

February 5, 2023: Exodus 13-27; Matthew 20:1-23:22 Enjoying the Bible

Today's podcast is a Q&A from Exodus 13-27 and Matthew 20:1-23:22 during the Sunday evening service at First Baptist Church in Polk City, Florida. — Send in a voice message:
  1. February 5, 2023: Exodus 13-27; Matthew 20:1-23:22
  2. January 29, 2023 – Genesis 47-Exodus 12; Matthew 15-19
  3. January 22, 2023 – Genesis 21-46; Matthew 7-14
  4. January 8, 2023 – Genesis 1-20; Matthew 1-6
  5. The Book of Revelation (Summarized)

Matt Ellis is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Polk City, Florida ( His latest book is God’s Grace in the Real World. Connect with him on Facebook.