We find ourselves in a situation that requires an advocate. We have an advocate who inspires obedience. This obedience transpires by way of love.
The life that Jesus brings is based on relationship. Jesus initiates our fellowship. He does so by cleansing our sin. He also extends our forgiveness.
Just like in Genesis, God works today through a broken family, but the promised redeeming King has come, and we have an eternal community to look forward to.
In the context of Isaac as God’s child of promise, we see three ways through which God demonstrates His love:
Through His orchestration of the past.
Through His clear direction of the present.
Through the future hope of His plan.
Our obedience (or disobedience) shows what we think about the authority and leadership of God. Therefore:
Our obedience reflects God’s faithfulness.
Our obedience reflects God’s provision.
Our obedience reflects God’s love.