Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Abrahamic Covenant. Part 8. How to understand the unknown from God.
Friday April 19, 2002
There are times that God told Abraham where to go but not exactly what he was supposed to do.
There are times what to do is very clear but where to go is obscure.
The obscure part of the command is just as important as the lucid part of the command.
The Lord deliberately makes some things obscure to test your attitude toward His character or divine essence.
PSA 97:2 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
PSA 111:7 The works of His hands are truth and justice; All His precepts are sure.
Turn to JAM 1:2
PSA 119:75 I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness Thou hast afflicted me.
PSA 119:137 Righteous art Thou, O Lord, And upright are Thy judgments.
1. There is no conflict in the soul from such a command when the believer is mature.
HEB 11:19 - Abraham considered that God is able to raise men even from the dead.
2. The mature believer not only understands the justice of God, he understands the authority of God.
Turn to Rom 13
3. Spiritual inner conflicts come from ignorance of doctrine and a false sense of values.
4. Until you reach spiritual maturity there will always be something in your life more important than TLJC.
5. What the Lord has given He has the right to take away. JOB 1:21 “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
6. You may lose the gift now and then, but you can never lose the Giver.
7. Even though the Giver, who is God, has the right to withdraw the gift, He does not have the right to withdraw Himself.
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