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Covenant Fellowship Greensboro

The World Has Nothing to Offer the Church But Misery and Ruin

Abram and Sarai tired of waiting on God to fulfill his promise decide to make it happen themselves by adopting a strategy they borrowed from the Canaanite culture in which they lived. When we fail to trust God by ordering our lives according to God's word we don't go without an object of faith or a way of living. Instead, we conform our thinking and living to the world around us. Instead of courageously, wisely and humbly correcting Sarai, Abraham repeats what Adam did in the Garden of Eden, and again, the consequences are disastrous. Dissension and division result between Abram, Sarai and Hagar when Abram fails to correct Sarai. Once again, God's sovereign mercy is displayed through his word reaching Hagar and restoring order.