Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

There is a desire for Bible Doctrine and the more this desire is fed, the stronger it becomes.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

On the surface what Isaac is said to have done doesn’t seem to be a qualification for making God’s hall of fame in Heb 11.

Doctrine changes people for the better.

HEB 11:20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come.

When God the Holy Spirit covers a man’s life in a passage like Heb 11 in one sentence like this, there’s got to be a lot in the sentence.

There are some individuals who think that if the truth is not right out on the surface then it’s not for us to know!

MAT 13:10 And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”

MAT 13:11 And He answered and said to them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.”

PRO 23:23 Buy truth, and do not sell it [don’t sell out on it like so many have], buy wisdom and instruction and understanding.

HEB 11:6 And without doctrine resident in the soul it is impossible to please Him, for he who is occupied with the God must be convinced by resident doctrine that He is, and that He becomes a rewarder to those who diligently seek Him.

“Those who seek Him” -
pres-act-part - ekzetousin = diligently or earnestly seek, a verb of obsession. It means that something becomes so important in your life that it crowds out other things just like an obsession would.

It also means to seek out, to search for, to continually habitually seek in its participial form.
The verb therefore is used for consistent positive volition toward Bible doctrine.

Present tense - static present used for a condition which perpetually exists.
It represents the importance of being consistent with your positive volition toward doctrine.

HEB 11:6 And without doctrine resident in the soul it is impossible to please Him, for he who is occupied with the God must be convinced by that resident doctrine that He is, and that He becomes a rewarder to those who diligently seek Him.

HEB 11:20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come.

DEU 4:29 “But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.”

PSA 34:10 The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.

PRO 28:5 Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the Lord understand all things.

Ekzetousin - to seek = to investigate, to scrutinize, to crave and desire for something, therefore P.V.T.D.

COL 2:3 in whom [Jesus Christ] are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

There are spiritual treasures,
physical treasures,
mental treasures,
social treasures,
sexual treasures etc.
all kinds of treasures that need to be dug up.

MAT 13:45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls,”

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