Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

When you get to where you’re going, where are you going to be?

Friday, December 14, 2001

Divine interrogations are not for the purpose of information, but to bring a person to the reality and realization of their situation.

You know you’re running when there’s always some other solution you have been trying except the divine solution.

People who avoid facing the problems are running away from themselves.

It is grace which interrogates the runaway slave woman, but it is justice which advises and commands her.

“When you get to where you’re going, where are you going to be?”

2CO 11:3 But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

said – Qal imperfect – amar = she is going to reply to all of this in detail.

When faced with the issue, she’s honest with herself, and that’s the beginning of a true solution.

People who face a problem and are dishonest with others are also dishonest with themselves and avoiding reality; they often become psychotic or neurotic.

She is getting ready for a solution because she is honest with the interrogator.

While being honest puts her in jeopardy as a runaway slave, it is facing the truth which begins the solution.

You can’t solve a problem you do not identify and understand.

Dishonesty and perjury postpone solutions.

She must face facts before she is ready for the sound advice and the judgment of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Fleeing – Qal active participle – barach = she continues to flee, and she plans on doing so after the conversation.

“from the face or from the presence of Sarai, my mistress I am fleeing.”

1. Being addressed by a stranger who knew her name and her status of slavery, made Hagar realize she was dealing with a supreme being, God.

The positive volition at God consciousness means you are aware when God finally speaks to you, through witnessing, evangelism, a church service, anywhere, anytime.

2. You cannot fool God and you cannot deceive God, and the sooner you avoid that, the sooner you get to the solution.

3. Hagar faces the reality of the situation by being honest with herself and answering the question in an honest way.

4. There is no solution to a problem until there is honesty in facing the facts and the reality of the actual situation.

1CO 6:7b Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?

5. Hagar offers no excuses nor does she blame anyone else for the problem, and that is where you get the solution.

You never solve a problem as long as you keep on blaming others for it.

6. There are no solutions for those who blame others for their problems.

PSA 51:4 Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, And done what is evil in Thy sight,

Operation patsy is the avoidance of reality.

Personal honesty and integrity is necessary to handle solutions.

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