But, of course, it is even greater than that, for the context of our Lord’s death and resurrection is not simply His life and ministry since the incarnation. It is also Daniel in the lion’s den, Susanna’s suffering of false accusations, and the near sacrifice of Isaac. So also the context includes the burning bush, the parting of the Red Sea, and the giving of the Law What we learn is that we sinners and the devil have made the earth hostile to God at all points, for the context is also our own betrayals and failures, our sins. We would make ourselves His enemies.
Thy Kingdom Come: Lent and Easter Sermons
David H. Peterson