Abraham and the Ram (Old Testament Saturday)

After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take 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 Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him (Geneis 22:1-4 ESV).”  

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Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy[a] will go over there and worship and come again to you.” And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together. (Genesis 22:5-8 ESV).”

 

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”;[b] as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided(Genesis 22:13-14).”

 

 

He Certainly did provide that day.  That day it was a ram, but The Lord was to provide a lamb.  That is no mistake.  Thousands of years later the one known as the “Lamb of God,” would be the final sacrifice needed.  Instead of Abraham’s son, It is God’s own son.  

 

16 “For God so loved the world,[a] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16 ESV).” 

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