Every kid in us would love a Phil Dunphy-esque father who let’s us stay up late watching movies and doesn’t yell when we don’t complete chores, however: every kid in us NEEDS a Abraham-esque father who upholds Godly obedience above everything.
I’ve seen the numerous memes about Abraham ascending Mount Moriah with a young Isaac (Genesis 22: 1-19):
“Why would a loving father even think of sacrificing his own son like that?”
“Why would a loving God even request this from Abraham?”
In being obedient to God, Abraham not only won God’s approval, but He also demonstrated unto His son Isaac that obedience to God is never in vain.
Through his obedience, Abraham became the Father of many Nations. (Hebrews 11:12)
Many milleniums later, Abraham’s self-less gesture also demonstrates unto us the Character of God, who did not spare His only begotten Son as a sacrifice of atonement for our sins.
In being obedient to God, Christ has become a pathway unto salvation for all of humanity.
Even today, Christ still exhorts:
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
Won’t you be obedient too dear friend?