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People of the Bible: Isaac

Updated: Feb 2, 2022

Who was Isaac?

Isaac was the promised son of Abraham and Sarah, born to them in their old age. Abraham loved Isaac as much as any person can love another. Abraham loved Isaac so much because he had always wanted children and Isaac reminded Abraham of the promise God kept!

But there came a time when God needed to test Abraham. This test was designed to see if Abraham had started to love Isaac more than he loved God. God told Abraham to go offer Isaac as a sacrifice, which would result in Isaac’s death.

Abraham obeyed God, and the next day, he took Isaac up to a mountain. He tied him to an altar and raised up a knife to kill him. But before Abraham could kill Isaac an angel called out to him and told him to stop! Instead, God provided a ram for them to sacrifice. God never wanted Abraham to kill Isaac, He just wanted to see if he trusted God enough to listen to whatever he said.

Because Abraham trusted God, God blessed him. God told Abraham that his descendants would be more numerous than the stars of the sky and the sand of the earth. And this blessing/promise was passed down to Isaac.

Abraham almost sacrificing Isaac foreshadows what God would eventually do with his own son, Jesus. But unlike the story of Isaac, Jesus was killed. Jesus died on the cross for the sins of every person, and it was because of this sacrifice that anyone who believes in him can have eternal life.

Just like Abraham loved Isaac as much as anyone can love someone else, God loved Jesus. But God let Jesus die, because He also loves us that much, and He wants all of us to live with Him forever.

Key Takeaways:

  • Put God First Always, loving Him more than anything or anyone else

  • God will provide

  • God Word is truth and He keeps His promises to us

Parents, 3treesKIDS will be covering “Isaac", both in-person and online this week.

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