Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Sarai goes from contentious one to Sarah, princess.
Sunday, May 19, 2002
Sarai = contentious or quarrelsome; rejection of authority, troublesome.
Sarah = princess; noblewoman with character, integrity, and virtue.
Abraham grew up spiritually and entered into supergrace and then ultra-supergrace.
Gen 22 - His willingness to offer up his son Isaac on the altar was not a test for him to grow up spiritually, but to reveal how much he had grown spiritually.
1CO 11:7b the woman is the glory or the reflection of man.
She has apertures in the soul, and he fulfills her soul and fulfills her body, and as a responder she becomes a reflection of him - his glory.
1CO 11:7 - glory = doxa = what takes place when a man possesses his right woman or someone who reflects perfectly what he is.
As the moon represents a satellite of the sun and a reflector of light, it is analogous to a man possessing his right woman or someone who reflects perfectly who and what he is.
JER 31:22 “The Lord will create a new thing on earth - a woman will surround a man.”
She was ten years younger than Abraham, but Sarah was his half sister; they had the same father but different mothers, GEN 20:12.
When she was 65 she was “para meodh” - para - beauty, meodh - to the extreme. She was extremely beautiful.
Women can hide their true soul and personality from the man who is attracted to them.
Beauty may fade but the soul goes on and on and on.
She made Gods hall of fame as time goes on, and thats why her name is changed to Sarah, a princess in the eyes of God.
The apostle Peter cited Sarah as an example of the holy women who trusted in God, possessed inward spiritual beauty, and were submissive to their husbands, 1PE 3:5-6.
PRO 21:9 It is better to live in a corner of a roof, Than in a mansion shared with a nagging woman.
PRO 21:19 It is better to live in a desert land, Than with a contentious and nagging woman.
Women want to be controlled; they yearn for it, even if they say they dont, GEN 3:16.
Nagging is made up of bitterness, arrogance and self-justification.
Beauty is found first in the woman in their overt behavior and then their appearance, but the root of all female beauty and where it exists is in the soul.
There is little or no blessing between a Christian husband and Christian wife until there is a coalescence or mergence of their souls.
Inner beauty is defined in terms of the spiritual life of the mature spiritual Christian wife.
Gentle - praus = humble, with the connotation of being soothing, patient, calm with those who are irritated; composure that avoids bitterness and anger.
adorn - imper/act/ind -kosmeo = to decorate, to adorn, to make beautiful, to make attractive.
Children - tekna = students or women who have learned from a doctrinal woman.
When she could not respect him in person she respected him in principle.
1PE 3:5 - she had confidence in God, not her husband.
You do not end up in the winners status by having confidence in any man, JER 17:5.
There are days when he cannot love her in person so he has to love her in principle.
Some people operated in virtue and principle, rather than self-gratifying the flesh and having inordinate excessive lust patterns and ambitions for self and stimulation in the flesh.
She is the responder in the marriage and the man is responsible for filling up her vessel.
The man needs to understand that the womans desire is for him, and she desires to feel wanted and protected,GEN 3:16.
A woman truly desires to respect her man. She does not want to look at him as just another child to rear and handle.
God has made the female mind and the female body to respond, and when she responds mentally or physically to the man, she becomes the glory of the man.
Sarais name is very meaningful - contentious, a fighter, domineering.
Her original name was Sarai meaning nag or domineering one; her name became Sarah after she grew up spiritually which means princess.
Blessing by association extends to your mate, parents, children, friends, business associates, all who come in contact with an individual, and to all in the periphery of any individual.
Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002