ASV notes on Genesis 22:11-14

שלום חברי

The obedience of Abraham testified that he feared his God. Abraham loved his God, but in this love is also fear, not trembling fear, but a kind of great respect that God always wants the best for his children, Abraham, and his descendants. Abraham’s faith was important to God.

Abraham had given God the most precious he had on this earth, God wants to be loved with the best we have. Then God loved Abraham back, because Abraham gave his son Isaac, God is responding by giving His son for the descendants of Abraham, the Hebrews and then the whole world.

To kill Isaac wouldn’t have helped anybody, but sacrificing the Son of God would give the entire world a way to “life” on earth and a life forever with God in heaven. Jesus died for the sin in us to give us a new spirit to overcome the sin in our life.

ASV notes on Genesis 18:20-21

The sins in Sodom and Gomorrah down in the valley of Jordan were so terrible that just to describe it make normal people unwell, those behaviours is what happens when people follow their lust without restriction. The flesh with our five senses and feelings should follow not lead.

The society can discipline people with imprisonment and the like, it will help the society, but not the person being punished, his heart will have the same thoughts when the punishment is over as he had when it started. There is no cure in this world for a heart led by lust and desire.

Education and high moral is no solution, you can resist to a certain point, but the devil will always exploit the sin in you. But there is a solution, it is not theories and ideas, it is a person and His name is Jesus. You can say, “But He cannot be there all the time”, yes He can, by your will He moves in to stay in your heart.