Summary of Genesis 22:11-14:
An angel of the Lord called out to Abraham, to which he said, “Here I am.” The angel tells Abraham to not lay a hand on the boy for now his fear of God has been shown. A ram appeared to which Abraham sacrificed to God instead. The place was called “The Lord Will Provide.”
BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 14, Day 3: Genesis 22:11-14
7a) Utter obedience and to know he feared him and not withheld his most precious possession from God.
b) Personal Question. My answer: In faith with our move that He will provide new and exciting opportunities and abundance here.
8 ) Something that stands or acts in the place of another.
9) He sent his one and only Son to atone for our sins by dying for them.
10) Personal Question. My answer: Total gratitude although I feel that’s not enough for Jesus’s death. Only God can give me the strength to keep plugging along every day. Through the Holy Spirit, prayer, and understanding of Jesus’s sacrifice for me, do I keep on.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 14, Day 3: Genesis 22:11-14
When God tests us, it is for our good. We are to learn from it and grow our faith because of it. These days in life are a daily challenge. If we walk in faith, they wil get easier.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 14, Day 3: Genesis 22:11-14
God makes it clear that Isaac is not to be harmed. God follows through by giving his son as a sacrifice. In much the same way, Abraham does as well.
The ram represents the sustitute God provides for our sins. Jesus is our substitute, covering our sins as the ultimate sacrifice so we can be with God one day. God saved us by providing God (Jesus) Himself. God does/did it all. We have nothing to do with it.
Remember that God will provide. He always has and always will.
Notice the third day Isaac “rose” from the dead because he was saved on the altar by God. Jesus rises on the third day, saving us from all of our sins.
God gives everyone a clear picture of what is to come through Isaac. The sacrifice of Isaac mirrors Jesus’s in all but deed. This is important too. God is gracious by giving us pictures of what is to come.