This post by kathylarkman was originally published at GRACE PLACE
The 6th Genesis Bible Study: In the Beginning God, is now ready on this website and also to your inbox! Yay!
Below are some thoughts by Tim Keller, from his book, PREACHING. (page 77). They are relevant and helpful in light of what we have been learning from Genesis so far. These came across my desk by Eddie in some of his preparations. May you be blessed today!
“Jesus is the true and better Adam, who passed the test in the garden and whose obedience is imputed to us (1 Corinthians 15).”
“Jesus is the true and better Abel, who, though innocently slain, his blood that cries out for our acquittal, not our condemnation (Hebrews 12:24).”
“Jesus is the true and better Abraham, who answered the call of God to leave the comfortable and familiar and go out into the void ‘not knowing wither he went’ to create a new people of God.”
“Jesus is the true and better Isaac, who was not just offered up by his father on the mount but was truly sacrificed for us all. God said to Abraham, ‘Now I know you love me, because you did not withhold your son, your only son whom you love, from me.’ Now we can say to God, ‘Now we know that you love us, because you did not withhold your son, your only son whom you love, from us.’”
“Jesus is the true and far better Jacob, who wrestled with God and took the blow of justice we deserved so that we, like Jacob, receive only the wounds of grace to wake us up and discipline us.”