The contrast between Sarai (Genesis 16) and Sarah (Genesis 17) is
striking. It is the contrast between human sin and divine grace: "Don't
call your wife by the name Sarai anymore. Instead, her name is Sarah
(princess). I will bless her ... " (Genesis 17:15-16). What she was is a
thing of the past. What she will become is the work of God's grace. The
Lord intends to bless her and make her a blessing - "she will become a
mother of nations and kings will come from her" (Genesis 17:16). Human
experience can always be viewed from two very different perspectives -
the perspective of sin and the perspective of grace. We must learn to
look at our lives and say, "Sin shall not have dominion. Grace is
victorious" (Romans 6:14).
In Psalm 106, we read here about sin and salvation . There is a very realistic description of Israel ’s sin - ‘They soon forgot what He ha...
Two quite different responses to theological liberalism are represented in the theologies of Karl Barth and Paul Tillich. In his protes...
Genesis 20:1-18 We do not see Abraham in a good light here. There is, in this incident, a reminder of the deceitfulness of the human hea...
Genesis 1:1-2:3 Before the creation, there is the Creator. * He is the chief focus of attention in the Bible’s first chapter. Wherever ...