Letters from a Pastor to His People- June 2, 2019
There are many hills in the Holy Land, and when a figure from the Scriptures ascends one, we should pay attention. Abraham goes up Mount Moriah to sacrifice his son Isaac. The angel stays Abraham's slaughtering hand, Abraham is established as the father of Israel, and Moriah will become the site of the temple mount in Jerusalem. About 1,000 years later King David will ascend that very same hill to recreate the nation of Israel. His son, Solomon, will construct the temple on that mount.
Noah's ark lands on Mount Ararat. Moses ascends Mount Sinai, is literally wrapped in a cloud of divinity, and comes down with the Ten Commandments. And Elijah defeats the pagan priests atop Mount Carmel.