Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to the overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. – Proverbs 3:9-10
God does not force people to do things against their will. However when we do His will He would do for us on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). He is looking for an opportunity to bless us! We read Genesis that God blessed Abram. He prospered but with limitations. He had no son to be the father of many nations.
God tested Abram many times but this particular time, after he had Isaac, He told him to go sacrifice his only loved son Isaac. When he eventually passed, God blessed him with the blessing of being the “Father of multitude of nations”; The reason we know of Abraham today.
When we are looking for a blessing in our lives and we ask God to intervene, we at times realise that it is that same thing that we are looking for that God uses to test us. When we read the beginning of this story God told Abram in (Genesis 12:1-9) that he should leave the father’s house and he God would make his children as uncountable as the sand of the sea shore. Abram made the decision to leave with faith!
When God asks for a sacrifice He will always provide the sacrificial lamb. When we are prepared to do His will as He directs us then he would see us through it all. When we do these things to please God we present Him with opportunities to bless us.