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We reflect Jesus in our lives through simplicity and self-denial

As we read about the life of the patriarch Abraham, we can see clearly that he lived his life reflecting his belief in the sacrifice that Jesus would make in the future. In the life of Abraham is illustrated the true results of a life of faith in Jesus’ atoning sacrifice. According to Paul in Hebrews chapter eleven, Abraham lived a simple life and was a teacher of righteousness. Like Abraham we reflect in our lives self-denial and simplicity as a reflection of Him who left all to save us.

Genesis 22:5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. 22:6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid [it] upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. 22:7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here [am] I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where [is] the lamb for a burnt offering? 22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

Hebrews 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as [in] a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God.

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