Genesis Twenty Two

Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.”Genesis 22:8

The story of Abraham's near sacrifice of Issac is a difficult one for us to understand but at the very least we need to recognise that all life belongs to God. Isaac's life, Abraham's life, your life, my life, all belong to him. Isaac's life is saved because God provided a sacrifice. Our lives are saved because God himself became the sacrifice.

God is the author of life and every heartbeat is on loan from him. Because I have turned my back on him, I have signed my own death warrant. He has paid that price himself so that I can live.

I live like I am master of my own universe and my own destiny. I am not. I need to live my life in the reality that I am someone who has been redeemed from death row.

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