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.

May 16: 2 Kings 24-25; John 5 Enjoying the Bible

Pastor Matt Ellis summarizes 2 Kings 24-25 and John 5, and highlights some relevant principles and topics. Access the reading plan: Old Testament and New Testament | Devotional Reading Plan | YouVersion Bible Join our Facebook group: "Enjoying the Bible" Podcast | Facebook
  1. May 16: 2 Kings 24-25; John 5
  2. May 15: 2 Kings 22-23; John 4
  3. May 14: 2 Kings 19-21
  4. May 13: 2 Kings 17-18
  5. May 12: 2 Kings 15-16; John 3

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.