THE WORD FOR TODAY
Genesis 22-24 Click to Read the Scripture for Today
1 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.”
He was to be the “father of many nations”. His descendants would be as the stars in the sky. But…he had only ONE son that could see that promise fulfilled…Isaac.
God put him to the test. He told him to sacrifice his son as a burnt offering. And…the obedient Abraham took Isaac…and prepared to sacrifice him. We know the rest of the story. God saw Abraham’s obedience and provided a ram for the offering.
There had to be an offering then…there had to be an offering for today. Jesus Christ…the ONE and ONLY Son of God was that offering for our sins.
God demanded an offering from Abraham…an offering of his most beloved…his son Isaac…but…HE relented and offered a temporary offering…a ram. Then God saw our need for an offering. We could never met HIS holy demands…so…HE made HIM Who knew no sin…to become sin for us.
Oh how HE loves you and me.
Father…it is amazing to consider the price YOU paid for my sin…cleanse men and wash me…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!