The Story Of Abraham's Sacrifice Of Isaac

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In the story of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac, Abraham is faced with one of the toughest decisions of his life. Abraham is asked by God to sacrifice his son Isaac, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.” (Genesis, CH. 22 V. 2). This action that God called Abraham to do will weigh heavy on his heart for many reasons. The first is that Isaac is the son born of Sarah and Abraham, and is Abraham’s one true son. Abraham had waited for over one hundred years to have a son with his wife, and now the Lord has called upon him to give him as a sacrifice. (Genesis, CH. 21 V. 5). The second reason being that God gave Abraham …show more content…
Sabbath plays an important role in the entire Bible and also for the people who read it. The creation story is riddled with verses, passages, and chapters talking about the importance of the Sabbath. Genesis discusses the importance of the Sabbath by stating, “And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work…” (Genesis, CH. 2 V.2-3). This description of the Sabbath plays an important role, because it shows the reader that God had created a holy day on the Sabbath and that if God observed then so should his followers. Exodus discusses the Sabbath in very great detail, “Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God…” (Exodus, CH. 20 V. 7-10). This is one, out of ten, of the laws laid out by God to Moses. The Sabbath plays a large role in this context because these are the ten commandants that everyone should live by, and the Sabbath is included in those ten thus showing its importance to God and his people. In the book of Deuteronomy the Lord God lays out rules for the treatment of slaves and their release, “If a member of your community, whether a Hebrew man or Hebrew woman, is sold to you and works for you six years, in the seventh year you shall set that person free.” (Deuteronomy, CH. 15 V. 12). The importance of this context is that six years these slaves worked, but on the seventh they must be let go because even I, your Lord God, rested on the seventh

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