by David Davis

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The God Who Sees You - El Roi (5 of 14)
Series: The Names of God
Dr. David Davis
Genesis 16:7-16

We now come to meet God as El Roi...The God Who Sees You.

As we have seen - Abram and Sarai were promised a son by God. They were well up in years and their human logic told them it was impossible. We now come to Genesis 16:7-16. Here we find God dealing with someone that we would not expect Him to be bothered with at this time. That someone was a little misplaced servant girl by the name of Hagar.

Hagar had come from Egypt. When Abram disobeyed God and made that ill-fated trip seeking the resources of that country during the famine in Canaan...he was sent back to Canaan after being found out by Pharaoh. Read Genesis 12:15-20.

As Abram returned to Canaan, where he belonged, along with him God sent a little bit of Egypt. There is a lesson we all need to learn from this experience. matter how forgiven it may be...still has some consequences. Reckless living will always bear fruit. It may happen quickly or it may come at a later time. The Scripture is very clear about this. It has been referred to as: The Law of the Harvest. What is that?

You reap what you sow.
You reap later than you sowed.
You reap more than what you sowed.

Hagar was a handmaiden that had been given to Sarai. God had told Abram that He was going to be blessed with a son that would be the beginning of generations of faith to come. Abram and Sarai wondered if God had made a mistake.

I Peter 3:6 -’’Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. ‘‘

This gives us a picture of a very quiet...humble...spirited lady. But there was another side of Sarai. Anytime we get out of God’s will - we also exhibit traits that are out of character with a godly person. Sarai insisted that Abram have a child with Hagar. She figured she knew how to take care of God’s business and she reasoned - ‘‘I’ll ...

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