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Genesis 35:2-4


Isaac, the next in the triune patriarchal line after Abraham, received his first probationary baptism when his father obeyed the instructions of God to sacrifice him. He was Christ-like in obedience to the purpose of the Creator. His acquiescence paved the legality for the ultimate Golgotha soteriological sanguinolency. God was not done with Isaac, who, at a young age, went through the distressing pangs experienced at the loss of the great woman of faith, Sarah, his dear mother. His marriage to a pulchritudinous and virtuous Rebekah though an exhilarating succour, he had to wade through another probational decades of infecundity of matrix fruitlessness. Holding courageously to the patriarchal baton after the demise of Abraham, his father even the friend of God, he lived to a very old age, a trustworthy saint in his walk with the Most High God. Down, he was found, but not out of alienation of God’s favour. Torturously bruised he felt, but courageously believed in the LORD his God. One of the ultraheavy apophthegm of all times from the philosophical heart of this great man of God is found in Job 23:10 “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” After all said and done, Job, who did lose all to the machinations of Satanism, did strike gold, after God’s rebuke of his unnecessary excessiveness of painful outpour. Read More