In September of 1962 my wife and I with our new born son accepted the position of Bible Club
Representative with Word of Life
and was moving to Ohio with only $100 per month of support promised and no place to live. Just
as we were making the move a
letter came from a well known … More
The Holy Spirit has just painted for us one of the greatest pictures of Calvary in the Bible. God has stopped the hand of Abraham from putting a knife into his son and provided a ram to be offered up as a burnt offering instead of Isaac.
It is hard to imagine the thoughts that must have been running through Isaac’s mind as he stood there, released from his bonds as one brought back from the dead. What a similar thought should fill our hearts as we think of the lamb of God who became the sacrifice for our sin. Just think of how He took our place on the cross and suffered, bled and died there for you and me just as the ram died for Isaac (vv 15-16).
Once this event is over, the voice of the Lord rang out loud and clear confirming all the blessings that God had already bestowed on Abraham and his seed (vv. 17,18). From this point on, Abraham’s task was to prepare for receiving future blessings through Isaac. With this confirmation ringing fresh in their ears, Abraham and Isaac found their way back to where the young men waited (v. 19). From there they journeyed back to Beersheba, the place of the well.
This chapter ends with a reference to the children born to Abraham’s brother, Nahor (vv. 20-24). This is not meant to be an anticlimax but is intended to introduce Rebekah into the story. Reports came from the East that the family of Nahor, Abraham’s brother (11:27- 29), was expanding. Among those born was Rebekah, the future wife of Isaac (24:15). She was a daughter of Bethuel, the youngest of Nahor’s eight sons by Milcah.
I need to constantly be thanking God for providing His only Son (the Lamb of God) to go to the cross of Calvary to die for my sins.
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Genesis 19:1-11Lots Guests Are Assaulted
Genesis 19:12-26Lot Leaves Sodom And The Cities Are Destroyed
Genesis 19:27-38Lot’s Daughters Have Sons By Their Father
Genesis 20:1-18Abraham Tells Abemelech Sarah is His Sister
Genesis 21:1-21God Provides For Hagar And Ishmael
Genesis 21:22-34Abraham’s Agreement With Abimelech
Genesis 22:1-14God Tests Abraham
Genesis 22:15-24God Promises to Multiply Abraham’s Seed
Genesis 23:1-20Sarah’s Death
Genesis 24:1-9Abraham Seeks a Wife for Isaac in Israel
Genesis 24:10-28Abraham’s Servant Finds a Wife For Isaac
Genesis 24:29-49Isaac’s Wife is Found
Genesis 24:50-67Isaac And Rebekah Are Married
Genesis 25:1-18Abraham’s Second Marriage And His Death
Genesis 25:19-34Esau And Jacob