Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Abrahamic Covenant. Part 5. Are the blessings more important than the One who gave them.
Wednesday, April 17, 2002
The land of Moriah is later called Zion - the hill on which Solomon built the Temple, 2CH 3:1. Moriah = “chosen by the Lord”
LUK 23:33 And when they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.
All great spiritual tests= accomplished in total isolation without encouragement or discouragement from friends, relatives, organizations, people who might be critical and not understand.
God picks out the place of testing emphasizing that in the greatest tests of life, there is no question, there are no cheering sections, no encouragement, no one to see - it is always between you and the Tester.
An ultra-supergrace examination or a test when the believer is at spiritual maturity is a fearful thing because there are many ways to flunk and only one way to pass.
If you ever reach spiritual maturity, one thing that you will shed in a hurry is public opinion.
PSA 51:4 “Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, And done what is evil in Thy sight”
Burnt offering - olah = an offering in which the smoke goes upward.
Burnt offering = the concept of propitiation and the sacrifice, of TLJC, and the impeccability of the humanity of Christ being offered up to God the Father for all of our sins.
1. This is an invitation for Abraham to have the privilege of making a sacrifice for the Lord and glorifying God in the angelic conflict.
2. Abraham is spiritually mature and he has adjusted to the justice of God which qualified him for fantastic opportunities and blessings.
3. Before these fantastic blessings continue, Abraham must have his doctrine tested, 1PE 1:7.
4. The Lord is going to put him through a test which proves whether or not the gift or the Giver is more important to Abraham.
5. The mature believer always places greater emphasis on the Giver rather than the gift.
6. No person has ever been honored with such a difficult examination.
7. God will never test an individual beyond what he is able to bear, 1CO 10:13.
1CO 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.
Human viewpoint - thats irrational, unreasonable, and doesnt seem to be fair.
In five days, not once is there a thought or a statement which in any way questions the justice of God.
One of the greatest tests that all women must face is the waiting test.
The silence of Sarah illustrates her tremendous poise and trust in her husband as well as in TLJC.
1CO 11:3 But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.
1CO 11:7 For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.
1CO 11:9 for indeed man was not created for the womans sake, but woman for the mans sake.
One of the most magnificent things about a woman is the ability of that woman to know when to speak and when to keep quiet!
Sarah called him her Lord, 1PE 3:6
Abraham, Isaac, two other men, an ass, a bundle of wood - but no ladies.
Abraham, Isaac, two other men, an ass, a bundle of wood -
but no ladies.
One of the greatest things that a woman must do is to keep quiet!
GEN 9:6 “Whoever sheds mans blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.”
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