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Sarai & Hagar

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Sarai & Hagar
Genesis 16:1-16.

THEME

Obedient submission to the LORD is the conduit through which His blessings flow.
ISRAEL
exodus
in the wilderness
in the land
in exile
US
PRAY

TEXT EXPOSITION

V1-2
GODS COV. W/ ABRAM
Her ...
impatience
desire
unhappiness
insecurity
shame
Her Solution
egyptian slave girl
from Pharoh?
built up by her = babylon
ABRAMS FAULT
Parellel W/ Gen. 3
v6 saw / took / gave
v16 childbearing
v17 adam listened to her
We can never compromise God's will for our own satisfaction.
--
V3-4
TIME GONE BY
Gen 12.4 = Abram 75yrs Left Haran
hebrew specificity in the wife / slave
A WIFE THATS NO WIFE
never again referred to as wife
Genesis 21:10 10 So she said to Abraham, “Cast out this slave woman with her son, for the son of this slave woman shall not be heir with my son Isaac.”
Husbands are we treating her as a wife or a servant?
1 Pet. 3:7Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
LOOKING WITH CONTEMPT
The feeling that a person or thing is beneath consideration.
equal share
problem is you
our children
foreshadowing of Israel & Egypt
Where in your life are you tempted to look on others with contempt?
--
V5-6
THE ORIGINAL SOAP OPERA
Things Just Go From Bad To Worse
Sarai accuses Abram
actions of Sarai & Hagar
Abram negates responsibility
Sarai responds harshly
For what do you need to take some personal responsibility and stop treating others harshly for your own choices?
--
V7-10
GOD STEPS IN
Angel of The LORD x4
parellel with Gen 3.
searches for her
finds her hiding
questions her
RETURN & SUBMIT
Are you willing to submit to the LORD even if it means persecution?
What area of your heart / life do you need to submit to God?
WHY SHOULD I
Because He is Good
--
V11-12
TODAYS ACTIONS / TOMORROWS CONSEQUENCES
1st Born Son
Wild donkey man [ pere / adam ] = peredam
against everyone
against his kinsmen
THE GOD WHO HEARS
Ishmael = God Hears [ shama / el ]
affliction / egypt
slave / girl
Take comfort in knowing that God hears when you cry to Him!
SEED & SERPANT
The Battle Continues
Cain / Able -->
--
V13-16
THE LORD WHO SPOKE
The Angel of The LORD
angel = messanger
LORD = Yhwh
THE GOD WHO SEES
El Roi - God who sees / God of seeing
Have I really seen him here who sees me?
or Would I have looked here for the one who sees me?
[ch. 32:30; Ex. 19:21; 33:20; Judg. 13:22]
THE WOMAN AT THE WELL
Beer-Lahai-Roi = the well of the Living One who sees me
Num 13.26 - spies return with fruit of land
THE WRAP UP
son born
son named
age given
THEME
Obedient submission to the LORD is the conduit through which His blessings flow.
Negatively
Sarai / Abram
Positively
Hagar
Patriarches
ISRAEL
Cov of Sinai
--
NOW PAY ATTENTION
Allegory ?
Gal 4.21-31 Says = Read Whole
V21-24
DID YOU CATCH THAT
Through Flesh
Through Promise
the jew
the christian
v23
Romans 9:7 and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.”
HE GOES ON TO EXPLAIN THIS...
V25-28
Some manuscripts For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia
v26
Revelation 21:10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God,
v27 cited from Isa 54.1
v28
Romans 9:8 This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring.
PAUL SAYS = DICHOTOMY
Flesh
Promise
V29-31
v29
Persecution Then & Now
v30
what is the end for them?
v31
Galatians 3:29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
V5.1

GOAL

Let us joyously submit to the LORD because He loves us!

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