Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Place

"They came to the place which God had told him of" Genesis 22:9

The place is mentioned four times in Genesis 22 (v 3, 4, 9, 14). It as a chosen place by God, Mt. Moriah, the place where God had placed His name (Deut. 12:13-14), the place where the temple was built, the place gathering and sacrifice. In connection with the fulfillment of that which was anticipated in Genesis, the Gospels mention the word "place" four times:

A Place called Gethsemane (Mk. 14:32).

A Place called Gabbatha (John 19:13).

A Place called Golgotha (John 19:17).

Come see the place (the Garden Tomb) where they laid the Lord (Mt. 28:6).

This must have been the most sacred place on earth! Judas knew the place (Jn. 18:2) where the Lord had agonized in view of the cross, but sadly and tragically, he went to his own place (Acts 1:25).

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