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The Price

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The setting for this sketch is Genesis 22—specifically, 22:6-8.

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. 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?" Abraham said, "God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." So the two of them walked on together.

Abraham and his teenage son, Isaac, have traveled with servants and a donkey for about three days, from Beersheba to what would later be Jerusalem—the "land of Moriah." Now the two are on their own, climbing the mountain toward the place where they will erect a stone altar, lay the wood for the fire, and, according to God's command, sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering.

The price of our obedience.

Abraham, about 115
Isaac, about 15

Walking stick
Metal fire carrier
Large bundle of wood (small, narrow branches)
Length of twine to tie bundle (after Isaac has picked them up)
Two dark stones (flint and pyrite)
Water bag

Obedience Faith Sacrifice Abraham Isaac Genesis 22 Gen 22 The Price Fire Knife Altar Mt. Moriah Land of Moriah Lamb

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by Dr. Radut.