6 Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together. 7 Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” 8 Abraham said, “God will [a]provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together. Doesn't this seem rather deceptive on the part of Abraham? He knew that God told him to offer up Isaac. Why would he lead Isaac to believe that there would be a sacrifice other than him?
Genesis 22:6 - 8
AMP - 6 Then Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and laid it on [the shoulders of] Isaac his son, and he took the fire (the firepot) in his own hand, and a knife; and the two of them went on together. 7 And Isaac said to Abraham, My father! And he said, Here I am, my son. [Isaac] said, See, here are the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt sacrifice?
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When Isaac asked his father the question he might have been apprehensive about that and thought it might be me! Abraham
was calming his son I think. Sarah Bell
The entire old and new testaments are center around one thing and that is the sacrifice that Jesus Christ had made for us. Jesus planned this sacrifice even before he created the universe. This was always planned and is the greatest display of love that could ever happen. The event of Abraham and Isaac is not just for that moment but for us now. It is incredibly beautiful that God would not go through with Abraham sacrificing Isaac but would sacrifice himself out of love and reconciliation.