"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Friday, April 22, 2011

Genesis 22

Genesis 22 is one of my favorite passages in Scripture.

I love the 2 wonderful symbols of the Lord Jesus in this chapter:

1. Isaac - an only son, loved by his father, willing to do his father's will, and, in a figure, raised back from the dead

2. the ram - innocent victim died as a substitute for another, its blood was shed, it was a burnt offering, wholly consumed for God

Someone has said that, in providing the ram as a substitute for Isaac, "God spared Abraham's heart a pang He would not spare His own."

May we consider our Savior's resurrection every day, and not just at this time of year.

2 Corinthians 5:21 : "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."