Sunday, December 19, 2010

January 21 (Genesis 22; Matthew 21; Nehemiah 11; Acts 21)

Genesis 22 is the incredible story of Abraham being willing to offer his son Isaac on the alter. Much can be said about this story but I want to mention one thing. Notice in verse 7 Isaac asks his father where they were going to get the sacrificial lamb needed for their act of worship. Oh, how we need to chew on the response of Abraham. He says, “God will provide for himself the lamb…”God did provide for himself. Not just in Abraham’s case. God provided another sacrificial Lamb many years later. It is the blood of this Lamb that cleanses us all from sin. Are you washed in this blood? God has provided and there is no other provision. Let us not disgrace this provision by trying to offer from our own resources anything else in its place.

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