God has commanded us to have no other gods before Him because man cannot serve two masters. Each of us must be mindful to make God number one in our lives. Any person, place or thing that we allow to usurp God, God will test us in that area. Nothing we own really belongs to us; everything we have came from God, and we should never worship the creature more than the creator.
God will point at things in our life that are very important to us and test us to see if we love those things more than we love Him. When God commanded Abraham to offer his son, Isaac as a sacrifice, God was really testing Abraham’s faith, but Abraham showed us that if we put everything that we hold near and dear on the altar, and acknowledge that they are gifts from God, God will show us mercy and provide everything we need. Abraham had faith that God could raise Isaac from the dead if that were necessary, but because he did not hold back and obeyed God completely, God provided a ram to be offered as the sacrifice. God always provides the right thing, in the right place and at the right time for His children.
God will make a way for you when there seems to be no way if you allow Him to be first in your life, but He wants you to obey Him before you can see His provision just as Abraham did – that is faith. If you ever find yourself at Mt. Moriah, trust God as many saints before you have done. It doesn’t matter what the test, put your faith into action and look for your ‘ram in the bush.’