How Prophetic That Answer Was





when Abraham turned and said to the son, "God will provide Himself a

sacrifice?" I don't know that Abraham understood the full meaning of

it, but a few hundred years after God did provide a sacrifice right

there. Mount Moriah and Mount Calvary are close together, and God's

Son was provided as a sacrifice for the world.



On Mount Moriah this father and son begin to roll up the stones, and

together they build the altar; then they lay on the wood and

everything is ready for the victim. Isaac looks around to see where

the lamb is and then the father can keep it from the son no longer,

and he says:



"My boy, sit down here close to the altar, and let me tell you

something."



Then perhaps that old, white-haired patriarch puts his arm around

the lad, and tells how God came to him in the land of the Chaldeans,

and the story of his whole life, and how, by one promise after

another, God had kept enlarging the promised blessings, and that He

would bless all the nations of the earth through him. Isaac was to

be the heir. But he says:



"My son, the last night I was at home God came to me in the hours of

the night and told me to bring you here and offer you up as a

sacrifice. I don't understand what it means, but I can tell you one

thing: it is much harder for me to offer you up than it would be for

me to be sacrificed myself."



There was a time when I used to think more of the love of Jesus

Christ than of God the Father. I used to think of God as a stern

judge on the throne, from whose wrath Jesus Christ had saved me. It

seems to me now I could not have





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