Original post June 22, 2019. Of course we know that the “deeper magic” was really “amazing grace.”
1 Samuel 15:22 – “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.” (NIV 1978)
My Musings – In the Garden (Eden) there was disobedience. God covered Adam’s and Eve’s nakedness, presumably from animals that were sacrificed. The blood that was shed also covered their sin.
On the mountain (Moriah), Abraham was prepared to obey and sacrifice his son, but God prevented Him from doing so. To obey is better, because it requires no sacrifice.
In the Garden (Mt. of Olives) Jesus prayed that if there was any other way, that He be spared from sacrificing His life. Yet in obedience, He said “not my will but yours.” In this instance, obedience (His) would necessarily lead to sacrifice because of disobedience (ours).
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