A Provision of Love

September 14th, 2015

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Genesis 22:1-19

Traditionally, Genesis 22 is interpreted as the Lord’s test of Abraham’s faith. Was Abraham willing to give everything to God–even his promised son? We certainly learn a lot about Abraham through this test. However, there is another way to understand the story.

Abraham came from and lived in a culture in which it wasn’t uncommon for people to offer up their firstborn sons to pagan gods in order to show their devotion or ensure some benefit for the community. Perhaps Abraham believed that this God was no different from the other gods and blindly obeyed. However, maybe Abraham knew that this God was different and always believed “God himself [would] provide the lamb” (v. 8). In the end, we learn this God is indeed different from pagan gods.

God was able to reveal to Abraham that His true nature was love. He provided the lamb for Abraham, and He provided Jesus, the Lamb of God, for all of humanity. God indeed loves His creation!

Author: Rob Fringer

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One Response to “A Provision of Love”

  1. rose palomo Says:

    September 14th, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    1 John 4 discusses that God is Love. 1John 4:8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is Love.
    1 John 4:18-19 there is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19. We love Him because He first loved us.

    John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes , in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    God’s love never fails us!!

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