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2022/06/16 【每日拾穗】創世記 22章,2節

Gen 22:2

Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”

Did God really want a human sacrifice from Abraham?
At the end of this Genesis chapter 22, we know He did not.
That unthinkable act would be left for God's Son Himself to do! 

Can God bring forth unnumbered offspring from Isaac if he was to die on Mt. Moriah?
Abraham believed so because he believed that God could raise the dead! 
And God's Son would die and rise from the dead on that appointed day!

We can't really fathom the depth of agony for Abraham to sacrifice his only beloved son Isaac.
Nor can we fathom the depth of agony God went through when He had to turn His face away from His only beloved Son while He called out to Him on that cross, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"

It's one thing to just die a quick death, but the Son of God had to suffer and then die a prolonged humiliating death on the accursed cross.
The burning pain of separation from the Father, even for a moment, is far more painful than any physical fire can inflict on the body of the Son of God!

Finally, while Isaac didn't need any persuasion from his aged father, the Son of God was also whole-heartedly willing to lay down His own life for the salvation of His own!

Through Abraham and his son Isaac, God foretold His grand plan of salvation through the atonement sacrifice of His Son Jesus.
Are we fit vessels to retell this glorious story to our generation and the generations to come?
 
《創世記 22章,2節》
神說:「你帶著你的兒子,就是你獨生的兒子,你所愛的以撒,往摩利亞地去,在我所要指示你的山上,把他獻為燔祭。」

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神真的想要亞伯拉罕獻上人祭嗎?
在創世記第 22 章的結尾,我們知道祂沒有。
而這令人不解的行動將留給神的兒子親自完成!

若以撒死在摩利亞山上,神還能從他生出無數的後代嗎?
亞伯拉罕之所以相信,是因為他篤定神能叫人從死裡復活!
神的兒子會在那指定的日子死去,並從死裡復活!

我們無法理解亞伯拉罕犧牲獨生愛子以撒的痛苦程度。
我們也無法理解當耶穌在十字架上向父神呼喊「我的神,我的神,為什麼離棄我?」時,父神不得不轉臉離棄獨生愛子時所經歷的痛苦。

快速死去是一回事,但神的兒子必須受苦,並在受詛咒的十字架上慢慢受辱而死。
與父分離的焦灼之痛,哪怕是片刻,都遠比任何在神子身上的肉體之苦還要痛苦!

最後,以撒不需要年邁父親的勸說,而神子也是心甘情願地為了完成救贖而捨命!

藉著亞伯拉罕和他兒子以撒,神預告了祂偉大的救贖計劃,就是透過愛子耶穌所成就的贖罪。
我們是合用的器皿嗎?好向後代子孫繼續傳講這榮耀的故事?