Our Isaac

Hebrews 11:17-19 explicitly describes Isaac as a type of Christ.  There are other parallels not mentioned in this passage (such as Isaac carrying the wood for his sacrifice while Christ carried His wooden cross), but this much will get you started.

Also, Paul mentions Isaac as a pattern in Galatians 4 when Paul alludes to the persecution Isaac received from his half-brother Ishmael.  Paul then likens the persecution of the Judaizers against the Gentile believers in Christ as being of the same pattern.

Isaac was the long-awaited son of Abraham, the heir upon whom all the hopes and promises would depend.  Nations were to come forth from Abraham, and they would have to come through Isaac.  It is not hard to see Christ in this outline.  Jesus came after several thousand years of waiting and preparation by God.  All the nations of the earth were to be blessed through Him – and through no one else, for He was the way, the truth, and the life.

The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.

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