Shadows of the Cross, Part 6: The Final Substitute (Select Scriptures)

Throughout our series we have seen the language of substitution. From the ram caught in the thicket in Genesis 22 to the Suffering Servant in Isaiah 53, one creature routinely takes the place of another. A firstborn Jewish son could say, for example, on the morning after the first Passover: “That lamb died for me. In every Egyptian home today, there is a dead son, but in our house, there is a dead lamb. When the angel of death came to our house last night, he saw blood on our doorposts—indicating that a death had already occurred. So he passed over us, and I was spared.” Substitution is the language and the rhythm of Scripture.  Continue reading