I understand that most of you probably already know about this connection, but I wanted to make a thread about it, so we can discuss it. Genesis 22:1-13 22 "And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am." 2" And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of." This relates to Jesus. Jesus was God's only begotten Son and God loved Jesus dearly. 3 "And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him." Even though I am not entirely sure about this, the two servants might be able to represent the two thieves that were crucified with Jesus. 4" Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off." Jesus rose from the dead on the third day. 5 "And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you." 6 "And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together." Here, Issac had to hold the wood. Jesus had to carry the wooden cross when He was going to go and get crucified. 7 "And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?" 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. 9 "And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood." 10 "And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son." 11 "And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I." 12 "And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me." God did not withhold Jesus and stop Him from dying on the cross. He loved us so much that He was willing to sacrifice His only begotten Son for us, just like Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only son for God, both out of genuine love. 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son." As you can see, the story of Abraham and Issac can directly relate to the Gospel in many ways. I think God opened my eyes to some of these things, because I did not notice them before. Praise the Lord!