- 08/03/2019 at 5:19 am #1582861EduGorillaKeymasterSelect Question Language :
Direction: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
God once tested Abraham; he called to him, “Abraham!” And Abraham answered, “Yes, here I am!” “Take your son,” God said, “your only son, Isaac, whom you love so much, and go to the land of Moriah. There on a mountain that I will show you, offer him as a sacrifice to me.” The next morning Abraham cut some wood for the sacrifice, loaded his donkey, and took Isaac and two servants with him. They started out for the place that God had told him about. On the third day Abraham saw the place in the distance. Then he said to the servants, “Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go over there and worship, and then we will come back to you.” Abraham made Isaac carry the wood for the sacrifice, and he himself carried a knife and live coals for starting the fire. As they walked along together, Isaac spoke up, “Father!” He answered, “Yes, my son?” Isaac asked, “I see that you have the coals and the wood, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?” Abraham answered, “God himself will provide one.” And the two of them walked on together. When they came to the place which God had told him about, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. He tied up his son and placed him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he picked up the knife to kill him. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, “Abraham, Abraham!” He answered, “Yes, here I am.” “Don’t hurt the boy or do anything to him,” he said. “Now I know that you honour and obey God, because you have not kept back your only son from him.” Abraham looked around and saw a ram caught in a bush by its horns. He went and got it and offered it as a burnt offering instead of his son. Abraham named that place “The Lord Provides.” And even today people say, “On the Lord’s mountain he provides.” The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time, “I make a vow by my own name the Lord is speaking that I will richly bless you. Because you did this and did not keep back your only son from me, I promise that I will give you as many descendants as there are stars in the sky or grains of sand along the seashore. Your descendants will rout their enemies. All the nations will ask me to bless them as I have blessed your descendants all because you obeyed my command.” Abraham went back to his servants, and they went together to Beersheba, where Abraham settled. Abraham was now very old, and the Lord had blessed him in everything he did. He said to his oldest servant, who was in charge of all that he had, “Place your hand between my thighs and make a vow. I want you to make a vow in the name of the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, that you will not choose a wife for my son from the people here in Canaan. You must go back to the country where I was born and get a wife for my son Isaac from among my relatives.” But the servant asked, “What if the young woman will not leave home to come with me to this land? Shall I send your son back to the land you came from?” Abraham answered, “Make sure that you don’t send my son back there! The Lord, the God of heaven, brought me from the home of my father and from the land of my relatives, and he solemnly promised me that he would give this land to my descendants. He will send his angel before you, so that you can get a wife there for my son. If the young woman is not willing to come with you, you will be free from this promise. But you must not under any circumstances take my son back there.” So the servant put his hand between the thighs of Abraham, his master, and made a vow to do what Abraham had asked.
What according to you is the reason Abraham named the place of sacrifice ‘The Lord Provides.’ ?
- Because it was the will of God that saved Issac and provided him a new life
- Because the Lord God provided the courage that Abraham needed to sacrifice one's own and only child
- Because God provided a ram that was caught in a bush by its horns to sacrifice in place of Isaac
- Both 1 and 2
- Both 2 and 3
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