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).
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 ...
Two quite different responses to theological liberalism are represented in the theologies of Karl Barth and Paul Tillich. In his protes...
Genesis 16:1-16 We move from salvation and the assurance of salvation to Satan and the activity of Satan. Sarai came with temptation - &...
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