God calls Abraham to do the unthinkable, sacrifice his only son, whom he loves. And remarkably, Abraham responds in faithful obedience. Isaac is only a knife thrust away from death when God intervenes and spares his life. God tested Abraham’s faith but also, more importantly, provided a lamb so Isaac and later, Israel might live. This is a foreshadowing of the Lord’s provision for the salvation of his people through Jesus, the Lamb of God.