Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Sarai’s human solution plans begin to backfire and boomerang.

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Sarai’s human solution plans now begin to backfire; she wears the crown, while Abram and Hagar are her slaves.

Human solutions and human plans always end up backfiring or boomeranging.

When we try to accomplish the work of God in energy of the flesh, what do we call it?

When we try to accomplish the work of God in energy of the flesh, what do we call it?

Fornication or sexual sins were nothing more than legalism.

Everything boomerangs – human solutions merely complicate her life and cannot provide happiness but instead the intensification of a miserable life.

Turn to PSA 7:12

“travails with wickedness” – the many sins in the reversionist because of arrogance.

“conceive mischief” they become pregnant with frustration.

“brings forth falsehood” – they live in lies.

Falling into the pit or the hole = believer degeneracy. He has chosen this path on his own.

MAT 7:1-2 “Do not judge lest you be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.”

LUK 6:37 “And do not judge and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned.”

Gen 16 – Sarai has destroyed Abram’s authority by assuming his position as ruler of the household.

Sarai promotes a slave girl to mistress of the home.

When you have a damaged situation in the field of authority only the reassertion of proper authority can solve that problem.

She takes away the authority from the one who must have authority before they can have an heir, Abram.

The one we love the most can become our greatest enemy to both the spiritual life and the establishment function of authority.

The advice of friends, family, relatives, husbands or wives is never to supersede the advice of doctrine.

Abram was led when he should have been leading.

Problems are never solved by destroying authority.

When you destroy authority you never solve problems.

Qal imperfect shama to obey; Abram kept on obeying her voice.

Human viewpoint prevails over divine viewpoint and Abram has failed to pass the test.

While Abram has established his authority in the home by separation from his family, he now loses that authority by obeying his wife.

The short cut around waiting on the Lord will prolong the heir.

pere `adham GEN 16:12 “a wild ass of a man.”

When Abram took Hagar as his mistress, he not only committed adultery, but he demoted Sarai to a slave below the slave, and promoted Sarai as a dictator.

Originally – Abram over Sarai, Sarai over Hagar.

Sarai, by abusing her authority in the home, lost her authority in the home and became a dictator over her husband.

Human solutions to the problems of life always causes greater loss than gain.

The solution was much worse than the problem.

Divine solutions eliminate the lost factor, and problems are not solved by destroying authority.

Adultery is not the worst sin.

Worst sins – jealousy, arrogance, implacability, vindictiveness, pettiness, hatred, gossip, maligning, judging and murder.

Abram’s authority over the household was destroyed because he obeyed Sarai.

Turn to 2SA 11:1

When you reject or neglect Bible doctrine, for even a short period of time, you become bored and familiar with the best things in life.

Doctrine is the capacity for blessing, including sex blessing as well as any other kind of blessing.

Abram’s problem is that he was bored with the perfect sex partner.

Never neglect doctrine, because you always lose something more important than you will ever realize, until it’s gone.

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