Sunday, November 09, 2008

God Didn't Hold Anything Back


Genesis 22:1 Now after these things, God put Abraham to the test, and said to him, Abraham; and he said, Here am I. 2 And he said to him, Take your son, your dearly loved only son Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah and give him as a burned offering on one of the mountains of which I will give you knowledge. 7 Then Isaac said to Abraham, My father; and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, We have wood and fire here, but where is the lamb for the burned offering?

Genesis 22:15 And the voice of the angel of the Lord came to Abraham a second time from heaven, 16 Saying, I have taken an oath by my name, says the Lord, because you have done this and have not kept back from me your dearly loved only son, 17 That I will certainly give you my blessing, and your seed will be increased like the stars of heaven and the sand by the seaside; your seed will take the land of those who are against them; 18 And your seed will be a blessing to all the nations of the earth, because you have done what I gave you orders to do.


“Take your son, your dearly loved only son.”

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

You see from the previous chapters in Genesis just how much Abraham wanted a son and how much love he must have for him now that he has Isaac.

God’s love for us is bigger than that of Abraham for Isaac yet he was still willing to give him up for ugly, undeserving filthy rags. We needed a Savior and the God of the universe provided the only sacrifice for our sins.


I thank God that he is the ultimate expression of love.


Thank you God for your gift of Jesus sacrifice for us.