Genesis 22.2 - Really, God!!? Human Sacrifice?

Genesis 22.2 - Really, God!!? Human Sacrifice??!

Bob Dylan wrote what many wonder, “Oh God said to Abraham, ‘Kill me a son.’ Abe says, ‘Man, you must be puttin' me on.’ God say, ‘No.’ Abe say, ‘What?’ God say, ‘You can do what you want Abe, but the next time you see me comin' you better run.’ Well Abe says, ‘Where do you want this killin' done ?’ God says. ‘Out on Highway 61.’” Such interpretations lead some to call the “Old Testament God” barbaric.  But the text makes clear this was a ‘test.’ We know what Abraham did not. God knew Isaac would live - He is sovereign. Tests are for the student’s benefit. Abraham will prove to God, and to himself, that there is no one like God - no rivals, no idols, not even his beloved son. Is your highest loyalty to The Beloved Son? Would you pass this test?