by David Davis

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God's Place in Our Lives...Adonai (11 of 14)
Series: The Names of God
Dr. David Davis
Genesis 15:1-6

Genesis 15:1-6 - ''After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, so shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.''

The name - Adonai - can be properly translated as...Lord. This means that we must consider the ''place'' of God in our lives. Many people who call themselves Christians today have never come to the place where they have met God as Adonai. They have never fully surrendered themselves to Jesus Christ as Lord.

Billy Graham's office once said that over 85 percent of the people making decisions for Christ as their personal Savior and Lord were...prior to that night...already members of a Christian church somewhere. They had a ''proper religion'' -but they did not have a ''personal relationship'' with God through Jesus Christ.

There are people who believe that if they join a church that has the right beliefs...if they do their best...if they were baptized...if they live a good life...then surely this is enough to save them a place in heaven.

You talk to them about a life-changing walk with God and they'll tell you about their church membership. But when you talk to them about how much time they spend in prayer, they will say praying isn't their thing. When you talk to them abou ...

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