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Where's the Lamb?

Genesis 22:1-2 NLT

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Later on God tested Abraham's faith and obedience. "Abraham!" God called.

"Yes," he replied. "Here I am." 

[2] "Take your son, your only son yes, Isaac, whom you love so much and go to the land of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will point out to you." 

Sarai was barren. 

What a terrible word, certainly it doesn't pass the test demanded by today's culture of political correctness. But in her world, the word fit the circumstance. Her society valued her less because of her problem. She was unable to bear children she was barren and unproductive. 

Barren. The very word elicits thoughts of snakes slithering in a desert wasteland. Proverbs 30:15-16 says, "There are three other things no, four! that are never satisfied: [16] the grave, the barren womb, the thirsty desert, the blazing fire."

Her barrenness defined her existence. In Genesis 12:29 we first learn of Abram's marriage to Sarai. The Biblical narrative wastes no time in associating her malady with her name. By verse 30, everyone knows that Sarai was barren. Like the grave, the desert and the blazing fire, her womb would never know satisfaction.

From where I sit, her barrenness was the least of her problems. She was married to a louse of a husband. On two different occasions, her husband gave her to other men because he was afraid they would kill him if he didn't let them sleep with her. 

And they say chivalry is dead. 

It amazes me how God uses the least worthy people to accomplish the greatest things. Abram was ninety-nine years old when God revealed some good news to him.

First, he was changing his name from Abram "father" to Abraham "father of many." Second, God had some more news:
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