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Reformation Study Bible – Gen 22:1–19
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Gen 22:1–19

22:1–19 Having already graciously committed Himself to Abraham, God tested Abraham’s obedience. In his obedience, Abraham displayed his full commitment to the Lord, symbolically receiving Isaac, the child of promise, back from death (vv. 1–12). God’s provision of the ram typifies the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who died instead of the elect so that they would live (vv. 13–14). In taking an oath to bless Abraham and all nations through him, God guaranteed the promise to Abraham’s offspring (vv. 15–19). See note Heb. 11:17–19.