Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Abrahamic Covenant. Part 17. Alertness in life for opportunities and action.
Friday, May 3, 2002
Two vocatives, the doubling of the proper noun Abraham - 'Avraham, 'Avraham.
Isaac presents to us not only a type of Christ being offered on the altar, but also Christ raised again from the dead - on the third day Abraham received Isaac back again, GEN 22:4.
ROM 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
Lad - hana`ar = a young man.
fear - jare = to respect.
“Raised his eyes” - Qal imperfect - nasa = mental alertness.
Qal imperfect - raah = to see or to perceive; mental alertness.
It is the alertness of doctrine in your soul by which God will lead you to the right place at the right time.
It is the doctrine in your soul that gives you alertness, and the time will come when you will lift up your eyes and see because of doctrine in your soul.
1. The ram is a type of TLJC, who is available for the sinner as his substitute, EXO 22:5; EXO 29:22, LEV 8:21;LEV 9:2.
2. Isaac was on the altar ready to die as all of us were on our way to eternal death.
3. Horns = power, strength, and grandeur, 2SA 22:3, 1KI 22:11, LUK 1:69. A perfect illustration of TLJC who with His great power was fastened to the cross for our sins.
went - qal imperfect - yalak = Abraham moved quickly after that ram.
It is doctrine that keeps you young!
“If youth but had the knowledge, if age but had the power.”
“Youth is wasted on youth.”
Divine discipline makes people old before their time, PSA 6:7.
Failure to rebound makes believers old, PSA 32:3.
Older people who have had positive volition toward doctrine have a fantastic capacity to enjoy the Lord in their sunset years, PSA 148:12-14.
Old people in spiritual growth have great security and blessing from that status, PSA 37:25.
PSA 37:25 I have been young, and now I am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Or his descendants begging bread.
JOB 42:17 And Job died, an old man and full of days.
GEN 25:8 And Abraham breathed his last and died in a ripe old age, an old man and satisfied with life; and he was gathered to his people.
1CH 29:28 Then he died in a ripe old age, full of days, riches and honor; and his son Solomon reigned in his place.
ISA 46:4 Even to your old age, I shall be the same, And even to your graying years I shall bear you! I have done it, and I shall carry you; And I shall bear you, and I shall deliver you.
1. No capacity for life.
2. Disorientation to life.
3. Intensification of mental attitude sins with emphasis on vindictiveness and implacability.
4. A lack of sense of security, instability, and poor motivation.
5. Thoughtlessness, selfishness, and demanding attention.
6. Old age is a time of being critical and unteachable.
7. Becoming defeated by time, becoming bored and even troublemakers.
Upon the completion of the altar, Abraham now calls that place “Jehovah Jireh” = the Lord will provide. Later it would be called Mount Zion.
This place, later called Mount Zion, was where Abraham offered Isaac, where Christ was crucified and will return; it is the location of the Temple and is called “Gods holy mountain.”
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