Himself a Lamb

Written by Julie

On February 17, 2020

Abraham had been told by God to sacrifice Isaac, his precious son. And so he was going to. He gathered the wood, the fire, the knife, and his son. They went to the mountain where they would build an altar to offer the sacrifice on. Then Isaac asked his father where the sacrifice was–they had everything but the lamb! Abraham simply replied:

…God will provide himself a lamb…

Genesis 22:8 (KJV)

Later in the story, we see that God did provide a lamb and Isaac was not sacrificed.

But did you notice the wording in that verse? “God will provide himself a lamb.”

Years and years later, those words came true.

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world.

…and they crucified him… And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.

John 1:29; Mark 15:25, 37 (KJV)

Jesus became our perfect sacrifice, making a way for us to be saved. He died so we could have life–life everlasting, life abundantly.

God provided Himself as a lamb.



Hi, I'm Julie, a 16-year-old lover of books, music, and Jesus. I'm a junior in high school (Abeka Academy) and have been blogging for two years. I also co-publish a digital magazine called Priceless geared toward teen girls. My desire is to use my words to glorify my Saviour and to encourage you in your walk with God. I'd love to hear from you!

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