Happy Tuesday and welcome back. For the first recording of the week we get to jump into Genesis 22, which is a really cool chapter. That’s sort of a weird thing to say about an episode in someone’s life when they intend to sacrifice their own son, but there’s something going on in between the lines of the text that points over and over again to Christ that makes this a really interesting chapter. Plus, spoiler, Isaac lives.
As I said, this chapter points to Christ in many ways. It’s important to remember that really the whole Old Testament points to Christ in general. Sure, there are things that aren’t specifically prophetic in the Old Testament, but the big undercurrent of the scriptures is about Christ. He’s the thing that the whole collection of literature in the Old Testament is leading up to and anticipating. Why is this important? I think it’s important because if we want to understand what the Bible says about Jesus, there’s a lot more to the story than just the Gospels! If Christ is woven all through the pages of the entire Bible, then the entire Bible is what we ought to be studying if we want to know Christ.
That’s it for me this morning. Leave some comments and thoughts wherever you find this podcast so we can talk about the Bible together.
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