Wait on God: Test of Faith (Abraham) by Edwin Lester
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Wait on God: Abraham's Test of Faith

Edwin Lester
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  • Open Edition
  • Available as Giclee on Paper or Giclee on Canvas
  • A Visual Narrative of the Account of God's Test of Abraham's Faith.
  • Religious Theme
  • Inspired by Genesis 22: 2-19

A religious-themed release from Edwin Lester that reminds the viewer of the faith of Abraham. It draws inspiration from the Book of Genesis 22: 2-19.

This scripture speaks on Abraham's test of faith where he was commanded to sacrifice his covenant son, Isaac. When Abraham proved his faithfulness, the Lord spared Isaac and provided a substitute sacrifice. The Lord then confirmed the covenant He had previously made with Abraham.


After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”

2 He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.”

3 So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and his son Isaac; he cut the wood for the burnt offering and set out and went to the place in the distance that God had shown him.

4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place far away.

5 Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; the boy and I will go over there; we will worship, and then we will come back to you.”

6 Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. And the two of them walked on together.

7 Isaac said to his father Abraham, “Father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”

8 Abraham said, “God himself will provide the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them walked on together.

9 When they came to the place that God had shown him, Abraham built an altar there and laid the wood in order. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar on top of the wood.

10 Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to kill[a] his son.

11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”

12 He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”

13 And Abraham looked up and saw a ram, caught in a thicket by its horns. Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son.

14 So Abraham called that place “The Lord will provide,”[b] as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”[c]

15 The angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven

16 and said, “By myself I have sworn, says the Lord: Because you have done this, and have not withheld your son, your only son,

17 I will indeed bless you, and I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of their enemies,

18 and by your offspring shall all the nations of the earth gain blessing for themselves, because you have obeyed my voice.”

19 So Abraham returned to his young men, and they arose and went together to Beer-sheba, and Abraham lived at Beer-sheba.


Available as a Giclee on Paper or Giclee on Canvas. Measures 35x21 inches in size. Open Edition.

All canvas giclées are treated with an ultraviolet (UV) coating to preserve the artwork and ensure it displays properly.

Note: The Giclee on Canvas ships unstretched and rolled in a tube.

Edition Open Edition
Framed Unframed
Height 35 inches
Length 21 inches
Medium Paper or Canvas
SKU lester-wait
UPC Not Applicable
Year Released 2017
Edwin Lester

Edwin Lester

Edwin was born in Philadelphia, PA. He is a self-taught artist who brings a very sophisticated and technically advanced style of realism to his figurative and atmospheric paintings. His work centers on themes that are important and personal to him. The narrative approach allows the artist to convey an emotion, a moment in time as if reading without the turning of pages.

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