James 2:21-24 He Work A Bridge (Abraham’s Faith)


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James 2:21-24

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God.24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.

Father Abraham was asked to do something most parents couldn’t do, but because he had faith in God’s voice, Abraham did as the commandment. Sacrifice the beloved son as ask of worship and prove your faith to me , God  asked Abraham to do it, and as the word of God tells us Abraham was obedient.


Genesis 22:1 Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”2 Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, nd offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”

John Griffith was bridge operator whose job was to lower and raise a train bridge for trains or boats. John had a 8 year old son named  Gregory, who had poor health, but John loved his son and enjoyed his loving smile. On a summer day of 1937, John had a hard choice and difficulty to make, but by his works John kept a lot of lifes alive but cost him dearly. John saw a boat floating across the river, but little did John know a train was running off schedule. John was sipping his drink and relaxing then all of sudden the saw smoke coming from a train and knew the bridge was up. He knew about 400 people were aboard the train and he had to act real fast. John jumped into action to do his work and as he reached for the lever to lower the bridge he saw his son . Gregory was close to the bridge gears and John saw Gregory would fall into the gears of the bridge when the bridge was lower. John had a decision to make, save his only  son or the 400 passengers of the approaching train. John did what Abraham was gonna do the Lord had asked him to do, but God did not send a ram to save  John’s son Gregory from being crushed to death. “Oh Lord!” John cried out, “Please let there be another way!” he screamed. He wished he would just wake up and find that this was all a bad dream. John made the difficult choice to lower the bridge, and he made a mad dash to try and save his son, but he knew in his heart, he wasn’t fast enough. Later as John was walking in town, with a broken heart and tears coming from his eyes, he saw some of the passengers of the train. A mother and her son being reunited with her husband and the boy’s father. The boy  turned at John and gave him a simple smile and as John walked away, he smiled to himself.    John Griffith’s  son died so that the husbands on that train could see their wives, And so the young children on that train could live out their lives. God is not asking me and you to sacrifice our children as an act of faith.God bless you all, the Lord loves you and so do I. Samuel H.

Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called,” 19 concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.

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