Monday, August 28, 2017

August 28 Genesis 22 Give Me what you love the most

I believe the story of Abraham taking Isaac to be sacrificed is very familiar. There are some parts that seem quite strange to me. God never required from His people a human sacrifice. In fact up to this point the whole sacrificial system had not been established, there was some understanding that blood needed to be shed to have a relationship with God. The one thing that Abraham wanted more than anything was children and specifically sons. Now that he's 100 years old and God gives him one son, God says give him to Me. So the apparent immediate obedience of Abraham seems a bit odd. Perhaps because Isaac was such a miracle and because Abraham was so close to God he was willing to do this. From all of the context it seems plain that Abraham fully expected to return with Isaac after making the sacrifice. There are parallels an a foretelling in the sacrifice of Isaac. They journeyed three days and Christ was three days in the grave. Isaac was Abraham's only son and Jesus was/is God's only son. Isaac carried the wood as Christ carried His cross. Abraham was asked to sacrifice Isaac for his relationship with God, but God sacrificed Jesus for His relationship with man.

Today's workout, full body intervas
Squat, Bicep curl, row, alternate lunge, push up, Y, triceps extension, hamstring curl or bridge. 

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