The thing is, when you take out the humorous dialog, this is still a pretty accurate representation of the story. God told Abraham, “Go kill your son.” Abraham was all ready to follow through with it, and then God said, “Good job. You proved that you’ll obey me even when it offends your conscience to do so. I’ll reward you by not making you kill your son.”
That’s pretty appalling to me. What moral lesson am I supposed to learn from this story? I really don’t get it.