ABRAHAM’S IMMEDIATE OBEDIENCE TO GOD WAS WORSHIP
Abraham, a man of obedience. And faith! Great Faith in a God not seen. But Abraham heard Him. Spoke to Him. Believed in Him. And most importantly, chose to obey Him. Not just obeyed but immediately obeyed. He acted on the word of God.
God said Abraham, get up and get out of your country. Leave your family and all that is familiar and start walking and as you walk I’ll show you where I want you to go. I’ll bless you and you will bless others. Those who bless you, I will bless and those who curse you, I will curse. Now go and I will make you a great nation.
So Abraham departed as the Lord had spoken to him. Genesis 12:4
Skip ahead to Genesis 21 and Isaac, the son of promise is born. The son Abraham wanted all of his long life and that God blessed him with at the ripe old age of 100 (I believe). Now read Genesis 22, God calls Abraham who immediately answers, God, says to take your only son the one you love and go kill him as an offering to me. So Abraham did as God told him, he packed wood, a knife, servants, and Isaac and left to go offer Isaac as a sacrifice to God.
The Bible doesn’t record that Abraham tried to negotiate or argue or cry. No Abraham worshipped God in his obedience and God allowed him to spare Isaac and watch him grow and become part of the great promise of a nation. God tested Abraham and Abraham passed.
Obeying the Lord is worship. If you want to prosper, obey God. You can’t go and worship God and not get more than you brought. Obedience, worship. Surrender, worship. Honor, worship. Reverence, worship. Worship is more than mere words spoken. It’s action.
What do your actions say? What are you telling God?
Actions do indeed speak louder than words. Abraham spoke volumes without saying a word.
Be blessed, my friend.