Significant Places: Mount Moriah
Genesis 22:2

The Upward Look
    by Max D. Hutto,

“He said, ‘Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.’” Genesis 22:2 NASB

On a mountain in the land of Moriah, Abraham was to offer his son, his son of promise, as a sacrifice. Yet Abraham believed that God would provide for Himself a lamb (Genesis 22:8). On Mount Moriah where David had offered a sacrifice, Solomon built the Temple where many lambs were sacrificed (2 Chronicles 3:1). There on that same mountain, on Calvary, God provided His only Son, the promised Lamb of God, as the sacrifice to pay for our sins (John 1:29, 19:17-19).

Lord Jesus, as I celebrate Your birth, help me to remember that You came to be the sacrifice, to be the Savior.


  December 15, 2023   -  © Copyright 2023, Max D. Hutto.

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