Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
You never can solve your problems by running away from authority.
Friday, December 7, 2001
Grace never functions from love; grace always functions from justice. The source of grace is justice; the motivation of grace is love.
The sins of the old sin nature were poured out upon Christ and judged.
God the Father judged our sins from His justice, and because he judged our sins He is free to give to anyone who believes in Christ eternal salvation.
Justice was free at the point of salvation to give us those 40 things at the moment of salvation.
When we believed in The Lord Jesus Christ we adjusted to the justice of God [justice demands justice, justice fulfills justice], and justice was free to give us the 40 things of salvation.
After salvation we still need to stay adjusted or adapted to the justice of God, by naming or citing our sins, 1JO 1:9.
1JO 1:9 “If we acknowledge our sins, He is faithful and just, with the result that He forgives us our sins and purifies us from all unrighteousness.”
In the function of grace the source is always justice.
She left the authority of Sarai.
The Lord’s solution from His justice – she’s going back to submit herself to the authority of Sarai.
You can never run away from authority and solve a problem.
Once you go outside of authority to solve a problem, you are sitting in the middle of evil.
When you do not listen to the voice of your teachers or incline your ear to your instructors, you become involved in evil, PRO 5:13-14.
Turn to EXO 20:12
The greatest suffering in life comes from rejection of parental authority.
Turn to EXO 21:15
EPH 6:2-3 “Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.”
You must learn obedience before you have capacity to use freedom.
Turn to PRO 30:11
No one learns how to live until they can identify and respect authority, regardless of the person in authority.
Arrogance begins with rejection of authority.
Satan’s arrogance began by the rejection of God’s authority in eternity past, ISA 14:12-14.
Turn to PRO 30:11
PRO 20:20 “He who curses his father or his mother, His lamp will go out in time of darkness.”
You can never appreciate freedom until you learn the principle of authority.
“the fire that never says enough” = anger, bitterness, revenge, jealousy, hatred, fury, resentfulness, vengeance, envy, malice, etc.
Authority and order is the divine law of the works of God in the world and any violation of that order is to be condemned.
His prosperity and satisfaction causes him to be puffed up and arrogant and think more highly of himself than what he ought to.
Nabal – the fool who was married to a magnificent woman, Abigail, 1SA 25:36, but didn’t realize what kind of woman he had.
PSA 14:1 “The fool [nabal] has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed despicable deeds; There is no fool who does good.”
Qal passive participle – sane = to be hated personally, to be odious, to be despised, to be looked down upon.
An odious woman is in rule.
PRO 30:23 “For an odious woman when she is married; And a handmaid that is heir to her mistress.” (ASV)
PRO 30:23 “A hateful woman when she is married, And a maidservant who succeeds her mistress.” (NKJV)
Maidservant – shiphcah = a female slave, a maid-servant belonging to a mistress.
supplants – Qal imperfect – yarash = to try to drive out previous tenants, try to possess their place, seize, rob, inherit; expel, impoverish, ruin.