Genesis 20 recorded another failure of Abraham to trust in the Lord. Abraham lies about Sarah being her sister rather than trusting God to deliver them. Rather than revoking God’s promises, God continued to be faithful to his word. Abraham and Sarah bear a miracle child in Isaac and Ishmael is provided for in the desert after he is sent away. God’s prior faithfulness to Abraham is what opens this scene in Genesis 22. “After these things God tested Abraham.”
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