The final test

Why does G-d ask Abraham to do the tenth and final test, but command that he do the others?

Rabbi Ari Enkin ,

Rabbi Ari Enkin
Rabbi Ari Enkin

Abraham received 10 tests of faith. The first 9 tests were commanded by G-d to Abraham, whereas the final 10th test, of sacrificing Isaac, was a request from G-d. What is the difference between this test and the others and what does that teach us?