observing whether we manfully uphold the banner around which they fought; they behold our valour, or they detect our cowardice; and they are intent to witness our valiant deeds of noble daring, or our ignominious retreat in the day of battle. She did not use the first word that came to hand, but she spake fitly, thoughtfully, and well. God reveals that Ishmael will be a wild donkey of a man, meaning, a strong, independent, untamed man.

Now, a sentence or two to some of you who are ungodly and know not Christ. Surprised and a bit subdued, he ran around to the back door and found that it was locked too. “whither wilt thou go?” I believe that many a man, many a woman, if they could go back twenty years and be young people again and have their history written, the true history as they lived it, would say, “I never shall live so. So the first great theme in these verses is that God saw Hagar.

El-Roi = “God that seeth”—cf. In darkest shades of night eye. ‘He knew what was in man’ (John 2:25). Peter’s word to each group of victims was, “Submit” (1 Pet. How frequently this remarkable combination of good motive and bad conduct occurs in history and daily life! Whether Hagar was calling out to the Lord or not, we don’t know. I am safe, for I know But somehow she made it to a spring of water in the desert and sat down exhausted. No matter how alone we may feel, El Roi’s watchful eye is always on us. God is not a being–confined to one place, but he is everywhere; he is there, end there, and there; in the deepest mine man ever bored; in the unfathomable caverns of the ocean; in the heights, towering and lofty; in the gulfs that are deep, which fathom can never reach, God is everywhere. Those are good questions to ask yourself when you’re in a difficult situation: Where have you come from? Be consoled. El Roi means “The God who sees me.”.

And He loves us.". i. It is not to-day, nor to-morrow, but it is that dying hour; nay, it is not that only, it is that hour when, up from among the dead, you shall arise amidst the ringing of the last judgment trump.

She says, “Have I also here looked unto him that seeth me?” “What! She returned unto her mistress, and was subject unto her. The safest place for any Christian is in the center of his will.

Submission is the proper response when we see God and His mercy toward us in Christ. The union of faith and patience (Heb. Yet I do not find that Hagar, during the years she lived with Abraham, even when she saw his faith in going forth from his kindred and his country, and dwelling in tents in the promised land—I do not find that she herself received any personal call from God, or had a word from the angel of mercy to her own soul. If the hamster had worked its way free, it would have met sudden death. 456 ff. “For if we love God, it is because he first loved us.” And there is another reflection as interesting as either: “Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi;” that is, “the well of him that liveth and looketh on.” This became Hagar’s memorial, as if she would for ever perpetuate the name of Him that looked on and regarded her sorrow. Doth not his law begin, “I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage”? And you don’t learn to submit to Me by running from the situation.” Ouch! What a "precious and magnificent promise" (2Pe 1:4-note) that sons and daughters of the Living God can experience victory IN the very midst of tribulations, distresses or persecutions because He gives a supernatural provision through Christ, our El Roi Who sees our need and strengthens us to press on against all odds (cf notes Philippians 4:13).

Hagar’s presence was a stinging rebuke to both of them for their sins! God has not met with you, friend, if you go on in your sin. The Divine command is that she should return and submit herself.

6:12-see note) is one of the prime necessities of true spiritual life. There are many references to the Lord being our Shepherd. Hagar, Sarai’s maidservant, fled her jealous master who treated her harshly after she bore Abram’s child. Ye tempted ones, come to your tempted Saviour, for He can be touched with a feeling of your infirmities, and will succor every tried and tempted one. When the orders came, school was in session, so James was told that the family would leave as soon as he got home that afternoon. When He cannot rule, He overrules; and He always accomplishes His purposes. (Look again - How many "arrows" can be extinguished?) The woman was by the well; the Saviour spoke to her. And now a word to the slandered. I am surrounded still with God. This was no small advantage.

However, now it proved from the words that the Angel of the Lord addressed to her, that He knew her whole life’s history and that He was completely familiar with what had taken place in Abram’s tent. We’d love to hear from you! He sees us where we may be and what we may be doing, not the least in loneliness, when our feet, like those of Hagar, walk on paths that are not His.

The root of her problem was not fertility, like Hagar’s, but infertility. Thus it was a word of hope to her. When from our lips they cannot break. But if we think that thought worth treasuring up, there is one which sums up that and drowns it, even as a drop is lost in the ocean; it is the thought, “You God see me.

At the same time, as she turned the matter over and her soul grew more and more bitter within her, I should not wonder but what she felt she had brought a good deal of it upon herself. Obedience is the best of worship. God sees and He knows if what has occurred in our lives involves injustices against us.

The Egyptian servant thought that she was all alone and left by all. Is not your blood now flowing through every portion of your body, to and fro your heart? PRAYER- We thank Thee, O God, that Thou hast been about our path, considering all our ways, and encompassing us with blessing. On Lord’s Day Evening, 22nd February, 1871. you have spent many a day and many a night in the haunts of sin! it will be such a joy in my soul—God has spoken to me, assured me of his favour, given me a blessing.” Now that young man who thinks he has been so badly treated, if he gets his sins pardoned to-night, and the Lord speaks with him, he will go back and say, “I daresay I was as much to blame as anybody, but, whether or no, I am saved and I can put up with anything now.” And that man that is so poor that he would hardly dare come even into this Tabernacle because his clothes were so shabby, and he was ready to say, “I will give up the battle of life; I will never try again”—oh! They acknowledge that nothing is hid from God, who is intimate to our minds, and mingles himself with our very thoughts; nor were they all unaware of the practical tendency of such a doctrine, and of the motive it affords to a cautious and virtuous conduct. The combination of high motives and wrong actions.—Sarah's motives were undoubtedly good, and we may fully believe that Abraham was actuated in the same way, and yet their actions were manifestly wrong.

She said right out loud: “God has made me laugh.” But the part I like best is when Sarah added, “and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me” (Gen. 21:6). Whither can it carry thee but to destruction? He said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come hither. He wants the person to think about the situation. They give you books to prove that there is a God—all well and good; be convinced by them. We too have hope for tomorrow, whatever our pain is today. He had cut himself and rent his flesh, torn himself with stones and briars—none could tame him. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1976 in Bible exposition) and Califo... More. Who has not need to say, "God be merciful to me a sinner!".

It is our Father who watches us! What do we do when find ourselves in "Hagar" like circumstances? You may not see him but he sees you. It is bad enough to steal in darkness, but he is a very thief who steals in daylight. Coming soon: our Thanksgiving email series will be an exercise in biblical renewal. Did God allow that trial for some reason? Her heart was light within her, because of the divine favour, and in that spirit she was subdued unto the will of God. Jesus’ Example of Seeing the Marginalized or Outcasts. Then run for you won't be disappointed. mighty God, you can see both tear and sigh; you can read desire when desire has not clothed itself in words The naked wish God can interpret, he needs us not to light the candle of our desires with language; he can see the candle ere it is lit. Thou art oppressed, and the Lord has undertaken for thee. Open the Eyes of my Heart

& The LORD is your shade on your right hand. 2 My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.

Jehovah is the Shepherd of His People. But God sees that our real need is to submit to Him in the trial. He is ever "near to the brokenhearted". lest you march to damnation and take one step that shall be your inevitable ruin, for this is the worst of it. It is not a change of climate we need, but a change of heart. 1. That’s the beauty of the grace of God for a single parent. It wouldn’t be long, she thought, until the boy was past helping. God sees our need in our affliction: To submit to Him in the difficult situations where He has sovereignly placed us.

The little boy's hand was stayed. She knew that the Lord not only heard her, but was also watching over her. It is a great thing to stand before God, to be conscious of His eye upon us, and to know Him so well as not to be afraid of Him. And if he knows the future, does he not know the present. I know from his own words that he is a God who filleth immensity, the heavens are not wide enough for him, he graspeth the sun with one hand and the moon with the other, he stretcheth himself through the unnavigated ether, where the wing of seraph has never been flapped, there is God; and where the solemnity of silence has never been broken by the song of Cherub, there is God. He cares.

How much which is evil and defective, must the all-seeing eye—see in everyone of us! This is what we mean by infinite wisdom. Night shines to His eye, as brightly as day. 5 The LORD is your keeper. “Whither wilt thou go?” She felt that there was no place for her to go to. If I say, 'Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light become night around me,' even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You!" I do not mean when I speak to you in his name; for what am I? When he had thus wrought conviction in her, the angel who had found Hagar next gave her an exhortation. He knows. Yes, God is sovereign and in total control and there is nothing that comes into our life that God has not allowed but at the same time He is one who sees all that we have had to deal with. That is what I want to happen to many a poor soul this morning in a still fuller and more spiritual sense. "You are the God who sees me!" A: He hears when we are in distress and have been mistreated or despised. We have often meditated flight, if we have not actually fled from intolerable conditions.

The French writer, Paul Claudel, wrote, “Christ did not come to do away with suffering; He did not come to explain it; He came to fill it with His presence.” I pray that if you’re suffering, you’ll see the God who sees you. ; Beyschlag, Leben Jesu, i. Commentary. When she experienced that the Lord was also there, and made her confess her guilt that she was fleeing from the face of Sarai, and showed her the right but painful way to return and to humble herself before her mistress,—no, then she did not turn away her ears, but, surprised by a goodness that even followed and overtook a runaway servant, she called the Lord a new name: “Thou God seest,” that is to say, “Thou art a God who seest and who is seen by a sinful human being.”. “There is a God; God is not an impalpable somebody up there, who has nothing to do with me, but there is God here, here, and he sees me; it is God that deals with me—not far away, asleep, or blind, but God sees me.” Oh!

Happy wounds, which make us seek the beloved Physician. Hagar, encouraged and awed by this experience, gives a new name to God--”El Roi,” “the God who sees.” She then returns to Abram and Sarai and Ishmael is born.

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