Isaac a Type of Christ
Genesis 21:1-5
And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had spoken.…

I. IN THY APPROPRIATENESS OF HIS NAME. "Laughter," "rejoicing."



1. The description of the sacrifice which was given. "Thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest." How naturally our thoughts are led by this language to Jesus, the only-begotten Son of God, the Son of His delight, His dearly beloved Son.

2. He was to be presented as a sacrifice (Genesis 22:1, 2, &c). Here again we are directly led to Jesus. He came to be a sacrifice.

3. He was to be devoted and sacrificed by his Father. To Abraham God said, "Take now thy son," &c. Jesus was God's gift to the world.

4. He was to be offered on mount Moriah. To this spot, with his father, he travelled for three days, &c. Near the same spot — on Calvary, Jesus was sacrificed for the sin of the world.

5. Isaac bare the wood, which was designed to burn the offering. Christ also bare the cross on which He was to be crucified.

6. Isaac freely submitted to be bound and tied upon the altar. Jesus voluntarily went forth to death, and freely surrendered his spirit into the hands of his Father. But here the typical resemblance terminates. For Isaac a substitute is provided.APPLICATION.

1. Let the subject lead us to contemplate the true desert of sin — which is death.

2. Consider the necessity of an atoning sacrifice.

3. Consider the infinite merit and preciousness of that sacrifice which God has provided — His own Son.

4. The necessity of a believing, personal interest in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

5. The awful consequence of neglecting the propitiation the love of God has provided — eternal death.

(J. Burns, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

WEB: Yahweh visited Sarah as he had said, and Yahweh did to Sarah as he had spoken.

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