The Promised One (2): “The Lord Will Provide”

Pastor David Kertland

The sermon is a time to consider the Scripture that was read, learning what it means and how it impacts our lives.

1. Abraham’s Test

2. Through Faith

3. “The Lord Will Provide”

Reading of Scripture Genesis 17:19, 22:1-18

Genesis 17:19

God said, “No, but Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call

his name Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting

covenant for his offspring after him.”

Genesis 22:1-18

After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he

said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “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 of which I shall tell you.” 3 So Abraham rose early in

the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him,

and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and

went to the place of which God had told him. 4 On the third day Abraham

lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. 5 Then Abraham said to his

young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and

worship and come again to you.” 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt

offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the

knife. So they went both of them together. 7 And Isaac said to his father

Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold,

the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” 8 Abraham

said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.”

So they went both of them together.

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9 When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built

the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid

him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then Abraham reached out his hand

and took the knife to slaughter his son. 11 But the angel of the LORD called

to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I

am.” 12 He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for

now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your

only son, from me.” 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and

behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns.

And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering

instead of his son.

14 So Abraham called the name of that place, “The LORD will provide”;

as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”

15 And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven

16 and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have

done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless

you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the

sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his

enemies, 18 and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed,

because you have obeyed my voice.”

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