Monthly Archives: February 2015

"God will provide for Himself the lamb for the sacrifice"

In Genesis 22:1-18, Abraham is tested by God.  In Mark 1:9-15, Jesus is tempted by Satan.  Note the difference between the “testing” in Genesis and the “tempting” of Jesus in Mark’s Gospel.  God “tests” Abraham, but Satan “tempts” Jesus; as St. James notes, God doesn’t tempt us (James 1:12-18). So, God tells Abraham to take his only-begotten son Isaac and …