Isaac --- The Son Of Promise

In accordance with the promise that God had made to Abraham and Sarah, Isaac, whose name means “laughter,” was born to them when Abraham was 100 and Sarah was 90 years old (Genesis 17:17). His birth was miraculous in that it was physically impossible for Sarah to have had a child (Genesis 18:11).

He was named “Isaac” because of both the command of God and the reaction of Sarah (Genesis 18:12). After Ishmael, Abraham’s son born of Hagar the handmaid of Sarah, scoffed Isaac, Abraham sent Ishmael away in accordance with Sarah’s wishes and God’s instruction (Genesis 21:9-21).

In Genesis 22:1-14, Isaac accompanied his father to the land of Moriah not realizing that he was going there to be sacrificed. He willingly laid on the altar Abraham had built waiting for his father’s knife to plunge in him and kill him. But the angel of the Lord stayed Abraham’s hand and Isaac was spared.

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Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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