Sacrifice of Isaac, Rembrandt, 1635 REMBRANT VAN RIJN , c. 1634 "Abraham and Isaac. GENESIS 22:11-13. God gave to Abraham a command which He did not mean to have obeyed, to make an offering of Isaac to him. With a sad heart he set out to do as God said. God stopped Abraham just before he was to slay Issac and told him not to harm him. Obedience to God was what God was after, not the will of man.