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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mount Moriah

A couple interesting tidbits to add to our Chronological Bible reading today…

In Genesis 22 we read the account of Abraham taking Isaac to Mount Moriah to sacrifice him.  I love Abraham’s faith in this story!  You see it quite vividly when he says to his two servants, Stay here… The boy and I will travel a little farther… and then WE will come right back.(v.5)

Although God asked Abraham to sacrifice his promised-by-God son, Abraham had no doubts that somehow, someway, he was coming down from that mountain with his son... alive.  No wonder Abraham is called the Father of our Faith.

Another little interesting fact to keep in mind as we continue our reading... Mount Moriah will be the location where the temple will be built in Jerusalem by King Solomon and to this day is the holiest of sites in all of Israel.  We know it today as The Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Mark and I standing on the Mount of Olives and behind us is the distance is the Temple Mount.

It is also believed that the Ark of the Covenant is buried on the Temple Mount right where we are standing in the picture below.

And to bring today's reading full circle, Isaac was not sacrificed on Mount Moriah that day, but God’s one and only promised son will be.  But we have plenty more reading before we come to that. :) 

So just some things to add to our reading today.

I pray you are enjoying it as much as I am!!

1 comment:

Carol Still said...

Tina, I love the tidbits and extra knowledge of the readings. I am again so grateful for the path CCA leads me thru. Just as I thought and you said this version is like reading a novel and I am so enjoying it. I am up to Jan 16th because I couldn't stop. I am going out of town for work next week so if I cant read I will already be past it. I have always wanted to read the bible all the way thru thinking of it as a chore almost but this version is a real pleasure.