Isaac and Jesus

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Genesis 35-37 today.
After telling us that Isaac was 180 years old, Moses then wrote, “So Isaac breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people, being old and full of days. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him” (Genesis 35:29). That is what the Bible says about the death of the great patriarch of God’s people! Isaac is so prominent in the history of Israel, that his name is forever linked Abraham his father and Jacob his son as being the patriarchs of the nation. There are about 30 verses mentioning all three.
Yet, when the man died, very little was said.
On the other hand, when Jesus Christ died, there was much said. There were prophecies in the Old Testament that foretold of His death. There are the four Gospel accounts that detail His death. Plus, the rest of the New Testament makes many references to His death.
Isaac was a great man, but Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus died for our sins. Isaac did not. Isaac needed his sins forgiven, but Jesus had no sin to be forgiven.
Put anyone else’s name in place of Isaac, and he or she fades in comparison to Jesus Christ, regardless of the greatness of that person.
Does Jesus receive top honors in your heart?

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