READING THE BOOK OF Second Chronicles CHAPTER Three.


Our favorite verse in 2 Chronicles Chapter 3 is: 

Then Solomon began to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David. It was on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, the place provided by David. (2 Chronicles 3:1 NIV).


Reflection

Historical facts that happened in the place where the temple was built.
  • Where Abraham was to Sacrifice Isaac. – God told Abraham, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac , whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell (Gen. 22: 2). “With the obedience of Abraham Teaches that nothing is too precious to do not give god” (ST 1/27/1887). Abraham did not have to sacrifice Isaac, because God provided a substitute: “And Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide. By day it is said: In the mountain of the Lord shall be seen “(Gen. 22:14).
  • Place of the property Arauna. – As a result of the census promoted by David, God sent his angel to exterminate the inhabitants of Jerusalem but stopped at the threshing floor of Araunah: “And Gad came that day to David, and said, Go up, rear an altar unto the LORD in the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. David went up at Gad’s word, as the Lord commanded “(2 Sam 24:18, 19). It had been more than 500 years of the episode in which God provided a substitute on Mount Moriah. In this new biblical fact, in the same place, now owned by Araunah, God forgives David and agree to be offered peace offerings.

  • Sacrifice of Christ. – “The angels who witnessed the humiliation and anguish of the Son of God, not allowed to intervene in the case of Isaac. There was no voice to cry “Enough!” King of glory gave his life to save the fallen race. What greater proof can be given of the infinite love and compassion of God? “He who did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how not with him also freely give us all things?” (PP 54)

Prayer

God of eternal sacrifice, you express gratitude for your great love to offer your beloved son for our sins may reimburse us. Pray do not neglect allow this salvation which was held in our favor. In the name of jesus, Amen. 


By Dr. Franz Rios, Translated and adapted by Pablo J. Rios. 

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