Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

How grace and justice meet an individual who is helpless and hopeless and cannot solve the problem.

Sunday, December 9, 2001

Third Cycle of Discipline – the population is thinned out by violence. Crime gets out of control; commerce is stopped; there are natural disasters.

Fourth Cycle of Discipline – great uncontrollable crime, military invasion and partial defeat, disease from overcrowding, a shortage of food causing starvation, and even greater natural disasters.

Found – Qal imperfect – matsa = to meet, to catch, to deliver, to find, to encounter.

She is an unbeliever, so notice who initiates the action for the solution -the Lord found her; the Lord comes to her.

JOH 15:16 “You did not choose Me, but I chose you,”

PHI 2:5-6 Keep on thinking this [doctrine] within yourselves which was also resident in Christ Jesus, who, although He preexisted in the essence of God, did not think equality with God a gain to be seized,

PHI 2:7 “but He deprived Himself of the proper function of deity when He had received the form of a servant and was born in the likeness of men.”

Jesus Christ was so occupied with you in eternity past that He did not consider His equality with the other Members of the Trinity a treasure to be retained so He took upon Himself a human nature.

ACT 2:23 “delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God” REV 13:8 the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

You were “the joy,” HEB 12:2, that occasioned His Incarnation and His substitutionary death on the Cross with all its shame and pain.

You were in His thoughts in eternity past, EPH 1:3, when all the grace blessings for your life in time and in eternity were provided for you, EPH 1:4.

HEB 12:2 Be concentrating on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our doctrine, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame,

All of us were conceived in sin, PSA 51:5 in sin my mother conceived me.

We were born in sin, PSA 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

PSA 58:3 The wicked are hostile from the womb; These who live in lies go astray from birth.

GEN 16:7 Now the angel of the Lord found her.

1. When the angel of the Lord, TLJC, found Hagar, grace and justice met.

PRO 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

PRO 13:24 He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.

Grace and justice, not grace and love, but grace and justice, always meet where an individual is helpless and hopeless.

PSA 85:10 Lovingkindness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

2. Man fouls up his life; but only God can straighten it out.

MAT 17:20 if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you.

3. The complications from sin demand greater justice than the believer out of fellowship could ever possess.

4. The intervention from the presiding judge of heaven, the supreme court judge TLJC, becomes necessary.

5. Injustice demands correction from divine justice.

6. Man’s injustice to man can only be corrected by God’s justice to man.

If a man has responsibility and authority over the woman and doesn’t fulfill that authority, THE MAN, TLJC will take over.

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