Friday, June 26, 2015

Words of Comfort: Sacrifice a human being.


God commanded Abraham to do something that He had previously forbidden: sacrifice a human being. The location of this human sacrifice would be on a mountain of God’s choosing. While Abraham and his soon-to-be-sacrificed son, Isaac, were walking, Isaac noticed that they did not have a lamb for a sacrifice (v. 7). And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering” (v. 8).

We know that God stopped Abraham from sacrificing his only son on a mountain in the land of Moriah. But did God ever provide a lamb for the sacrifice? Approximately 2,000 years later, God sacrificed His only beloved Son, Jesus Christ, on a mountain in the land of Moriah (present-day Jerusalem).

(By Todd Friel Adapted from Don’t Stub Your Toe.) 

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