It would have been very easy for Isaac to rest secure in the fact that he was Abraham’s son and not worry about following after God himself. In fact this is what many people do today. When asked the question, “Do you know Jesus” these people often answer with statements like, “My grand-daddy was a Baptist preacher” or “My mom has taught Sunday School for over forty years at this church” or some other nonsense answer like these. This is not enough! Each individual must repent and place their faith in the Lord Jesus. This is what John the Baptist meant when he said,
“Bear fruit in keeping with repentance and do not presume to think to yourselves ‘we have Abraham as our father’ for I tell you that God is able to raise up children of Abraham from these stones” (Matthew 3: 8-9)
Isaac had his own faith. He did not try to rely on the faith of his father. Genesis 26:23-25 records how the Lord met with him personally and how Isaac personally worshiped the Lord. Ask yourself this question today, “Is my faith in Jesus MY faith?” Is your faith in Jesus personal?