I wanted so badly to talk about this Sunday, but it just didn't fit. So here are some notes from something I studied that I found crazy fascinating.
The parallels between Isaac and Jesus are incredible:
-Isaac and Jesus are both known by their fathers as the ”son whom I love”.
-Neither Isaac or Jesus resisted being a sacrifice.
-Both Isaac and Jesus carried the wood on their backs, the wood they were to be laid upon for sacrifice.
-3 days: on the journey for Isaac, in the tomb for Jesus.
-Moriah, where Abe and Isaac went, was the site where Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem would later be built, and near the site of the crucifixion of Jesus.
-The only difference: God did not spare His Son! Abe's story introduces substitutionary atonement, and in that same place, ~2k years later, Jesus became our substitute.
Pretty amazing, huh?