As Abraham faithfully obeyed God’s difficult command and prepared to sacrifice Isaac, he did so with the resolute conviction that God “is able to do exceedingly abundantly all that we ask or think”. His faith was stretched to the edge, but he had a next level calling that required that depth of faith. The Lord honored his fear and faith, and said Abraham’s name twice as he stopped him, to reassured Abraham that He really was providing a substitute. That moment gave a powerful, multi-faceted picture of Jesus Christ, Who was offered as the Substitutionary Sacrifice for our sins. What started as an unthinkable step of faith points us to the imaginable love and mercy the Lord shows to all mankind.
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