"We...Will Return to You"
“We…Will Return to You”
Abraham was instructed by God to sacrifice his son, Isaac, unto the Lord.
It was a process requiring preparation, explanation, travel and above all…obedience by faith.
He prepared the wood for the sacrificial fire.
He loaded the donkeys for the journey.
He gathered the entourage.
Then he went to the place the Lord had revealed to him.
Can you imagine the emotions he was experiencing?
Can you imagine the thoughts racing through his mind…step by step?
The account continues…
On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a distance.
Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you.”
We see a point of timing that is significant throughout the Word of God - the third day.
On the third day he saw the place from a distance.
Did you see what Abraham did?
Did you see what he said?
The young men were to stay and watch the donkeys and supplies.
Abraham and son would go “over there”. Specific place.
They would worship.
They would return to the young men.
Abraham knew he was to sacrifice his son.
He knew that death was the outcome.
Yet, he stated that “we…will return to you”.
This is a strong hint that Abraham expected the Lord to raise the dead Isaac to life.
Remember, Hebrews confirms this…
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son;
it was he to whom it was said, “IN ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL BE CALLED.”
He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.
This was more than resurrection after life to life eternal.
Abraham believed that God would resurrect Isaac unto fulfillment of the promise - descendants.
There were babies to be had!
Oh that we would walk in such obedience, trust and faith.