Summary: The linage of our Lord Jesus goes all the way back to Abraham. Matt. 1: I The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. As we study Abraham we see that his faith became stronger and stronger.
#5~Heb.11:8-10~pt.1~ ABRAHAM 5-10-14
Today we'll continue with our study of Heb. 11: referred to by some as "the hall of faith chapter" and by others as "the catalog of the faithful".
~ Today we'll think on & talk about Abraham; he is referred to as the father of many nations.
- Listen as I read today's text;
Heb.11:8 -10 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should
after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in
tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
- Listen, even we as believers in Christ today are the children of Abraham.
Gal. 3: 6-9 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for
7Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
8And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, in thee shall all nations be blessed. -9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
- The linage of our Lord Jesus goes all the way back to Abraham.
>Matt. 1: I The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
~ Abraham is called "father Abraham" by many nations, not only the Israeli's, indeed his seed is as the sands of the sea. -- Gen.12:
~ Abraham's two wives bore him 7 sons. - Sarah and Keturah, - Daughters were born also, though they are not named in the Bible. -- Abraham's sons married these daughters & also the daughters of Nahor Abraham's brother. -- The dissidence of Abraham has increased into an innumerable number, and still does with each passing day.
Genesis 25:1 Then again Abraham took a wife. And her name was Keturah. 2And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian. And Ishbak, and Shuah.
~ So Keturah bare him six sons, the daughters are not named.
Then verses 3-4 tell us of the sons that came from these 6 sons.
~ We notice here in Gen.25: 1 that Keturah is called Abrahams wife, but in 1 Chronicles 1:32 she is called his concubine. -- is this a contradiction? - Not at all.
1st. Chronicles 1:32 Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
~ Listen, it is possible that Keturah was Abraham's "concubine" in the beginning, and then became his "wife" at a later time, perhaps after Sarah's death.
-The fact that she was Abraham's concubine suggests that Sarah was alive when Abraham first took her. -=- we'll have something to say about CONCUBINES a little later.
- Isaac, son of Sarah, was set apart from all of Abraham's other sons, which were born to him by his concubines.
~ The promised seed would come through Isaac, son of Abraham and Sarah.
THE "PROMISED SEED" is ultimately referring the Lord Jesus. - He, as "the Promised seed" is first mentioned in,
>Gen. 3: 15 And I will put enmity between thee (Satan) and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
~ Sara realized she was old and God had not given her a son, so she gets ahead of God.
Gen. 16:1-12 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
2And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
3And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
4And he went in unto Hagdr, and she conceived: and when she saw (Sarai) that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
5And Sarai said unto Abram, "My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom: and when she saw (Hagar) that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes; the LORD judge between me and thee.
6But Abram said unto Saroi. "Behold, thy maid is in thy hand: do to her as it pleaseth thee."
And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
7And the angel of the LORD--