From the Bible: The Sacrifice of Abraham

Genesis 22:1-18

Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.

Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.” ….

When they reached the place … Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he … took the knife to slay his son.  But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.

“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”

Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.  So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”

The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time and said, “I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. … and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.”

3 thoughts on “From the Bible: The Sacrifice of Abraham

  1. Indeed God is faithful and true,His promises are sure. Abraham also was a real Father because he could envisage promise of God to really code its meaning to performance thus our Redemption through Jesus Christ our Savior.Today we have a secured end.Bless the Name of the LORD

  2. Haleluia, Our God is so great,,, what a revelation. I have heard this passage preached before and it has always made a huge impact on me and this is a blessing to me, I am so filled already. The seed of Abraham (giving of Isaac and later Jesus) is still bearing fruit today. We are “SAVED” called the children of the Most High God all through something which is termed “crazy” a crazy giving. For God so Loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him may be saved. Mind Blowing