Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Abrahamic Covenant, Part 9. The fantastic courage and motivation of Abraham.
Sunday 21, April 2002
The Doctrine of the Abrahamic Covenant.
Point 9. The Amplification of the Covenant is given after Abraham Passes Momentum Testing, GEN 22:17-24.
Even though we are not Jewish and of the nation of Israel, there are still certain promises and blessings we have the privilege of partaking of.
Turn to GAL 3:26
In the New Testament, God bragged about the silence of Sarah during this time and why she made Gods hall of fame, Heb 11.
The silence - 1PE 3:4, was precious in the sight of God.
Sarah is as noble as Abraham by not even being mentioned in this passage.
In Abrahams most difficult hour she was not a burden to him.
“rose early in the morning” - he had a very excellent nights sleep.
PRO 3:21 My son, let doctrine not depart from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion,
PRO 3:24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
PRO 6:20 My son, observe the commands of your father, And do not forsake the doctrine of your mother;
PRO 6:22 When you walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you.
PRO 19:23 Respect for the Lord leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.
rose early - Hiphil imperfect - shaqam = causative active voice; he was caused to get up early.
The higher you go in the spiritual life, the further you go from being a “free-spirit.”
GAL 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
1JO 3:16 We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
JOH 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
The higher you go in the spiritual life, the greater becomes your sense of discipline and your attitude of being a doulos, a slave of TLJC.
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