37:26-28 & 38:1-7 & 49:8-12, 1
Peter 1:1-9, Revelations
Judah. He was the 4th son of Jacob and Leah. He was one of the
brothers who sold Joseph into slavery in Egypt. It was his
suggestion to sell him rather than kill him. Compared to two of his
brothers that might be viewed as more compassionate than to kill him.
sin of numbering the people resulted in him needing a place to offer up
burnt offerings and peace offerings. He was instructed to raise an
alter to the Lord on the threshing floor of Araunah the jebusite. He
insisted on paying for the site even though Araunah offered it to him for
later, after the death of King David we read in II Chronicles 3
Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah.
This leads one to conclude that it is likely that Abraham offering his
Isaac, Araunah threshing floor and the the temple King Solomon built
are in the same close area.
tend to you offerer to get something. David insisted on paying
Araunah the threshing floor etc because he did not want to give an
offering that cost him nothing. However, Abraham's raw that was
offered in place of Isaac cost him nothing. The real issue is
the heart of the matter. In I
Samuel 15:22 we learn that obedience to the Lord is better than to
sacrifice. Finally, God's sacrifice of His son is the free gift
of salvation to all who receive Jesus as Lord and Savior of their