God told Abraham to offer his son--his only son Isaac, whom he loved--for a burnt offering on the mountain of God’s choosing (v2). Abraham rose up early the next morning. He clave the wood. He set out to go where God told him to offer his son (v3). On the third day, Abraham saw the place afar off (v4). He told his two young servants to stay with the beast of burden. He told them that he and Isaac would go to yonder mountain and worship and return again (v5). Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac (v6). He took the fire and the knife in his hand (v6). Both Abraham and Isaac went together up that mountain (v6). Isaac spoke to his father. He said, “My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering” (v7)? “And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together” (v8). They came to the place God told Abraham to go. Abraham built an altar. He laid the wood on it. He bound his son. He laid his son on top of the wood on the altar (v9). Abraham stretched forth his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the LORD called to Abraham out of heaven (v11)!
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Pastor Rick Warta