All that he had, he gave


Genesis 25:1-4 records that after the death of Sarah, Abraham married for the second time and this time he marries Keturah, and lists out the six children, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren, through Keturah. Immediately following this genealogical account, the Bible records that “And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.” In other words, the promised son, who was offered up to be sacrificed, gets everything from the father.

Though cursorily, it may seem like just a gesture that a father would do for his son, this account, I believe, illustrates an ever greater hidden truth – the account of Jesus, the promised Son – God’s promised Seed through the line Abraham (Genesis 3:16; Galatians 3:16), who willingly submitted himself (John 10:18) and was offered as the only acceptable sacrifice (Hebrews 10:1-8), getting everything from God the Father (Hebrews 2:8; Matthew 28:18).

Points to ponder:
All that God the Father had, including his Only begotten Son, Jesus, he gave for us, for he loved us and did not want us to perish (John 3:16). Jesus willingly submitted to God the Father’s will, and became the only acceptable sacrifice to God the Father, for us, which appeased and pleased God (Isaiah 53:10).
All that God the Father had, he gave to his Son, Jesus. In other words, everything belongs to Jesus. The questions that cannot go unanswered then is – Do you? Do you belong to Jesus? Have you believed in him and accepted him as your Lord and Savior and King? Do you belong to Jesus?

Genesis 25:1-5 (KJV)
Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

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