HE GAVE HIS SON


HE GAVE HIS SON

Genesis 22:1-2 (NKJV) Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 Then He said, “Take now 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 of which I shall tell you.”

So many people read this story of God asking Abraham to offer His son and say, “How can God do that?”  He is not like that anywhere else, so why would He ask this man, Abraham, to offer his only son?  We will never understand the Old Testament until we get a revelation of the New Testament; until we see Jesus!

The Old Testament is “types and shadows” of the New, so when we look at a story like this and see Jesus in it, it brings great blessing.  Abraham was a covenant man with God, and as a covenant man, what was his belonged to his covenant partner.   Here, God and Abraham had made a covenant, and so for God to offer His Son, there had to be one that would offer his.  I believe that Abraham knew this by the different statements that he made.  Here are a few:

Genesis 22:4-5, “Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off.  And Abraham said to his young men, ‘Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.’”

Genesis 22:7-8, “But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, ‘My father!’ And he said, ‘Here I am, my son.’ Then he said, ‘Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?’  And Abraham said, ‘My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.’ So the two of them went together.”

So we see that Abraham was a man of faith, and he saw that day when Jesus would be given for the sins of the world.  He saw into the future, and he saw, not his son Isaac, but God’s Son, Jesus.  God would provide a Lamb for the burnt offering.   Rejoice today that Abraham was willing to give His son so that God could give us Jesus!

CONFESSION:  Jesus is the Lamb of God, and He has taken away my sins.   Because of His great sacrifice, I am forgiven, restored, and loved by God my Father.

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 15:23 – 2 Samuel 16

John 18:25 – 19:22

Psalms 119:113-128

Proverbs 16:10-11

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Samuel 26, 1 Samuel 27, 1 Samuel 28

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 19:1-27

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 68:21-27

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Samuel 26, 1 Samuel 27, 1 Samuel 28

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 19:1-27

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 68:21-27