Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.…
I. THE FIRST PERIOD.
I. ABRAHAM COMES BEFORE US AS AN EMIGRANT.
II. ABRAHAM COMES BEFORE US AS A STRANGER.
III. ABRAHAM COMES BEFORE US IN AN ASPECT OF BRIGHT MORAL BEAUTY (Genesis 13:5-18).
IV. A MORE OPEN AND SIGNAL EVIDENCE OF THE DIVINE COUNTENANCE AWAITS THE PATRIARCH (chap. Genesis 14.).
V. CONSIDER ABRAHAM IN HIS PRIVATE COMMUNION WITH GOD.
II. THE SECOND PERIOD. Abraham has shown how unreservedly he can give credit to God for the fulfilment of His mere word, however incredible it might seem to the eye of sense. Will he also and equally give credit to God for the fulfilment of it in His own way?
I. IN THIS NEW TRIAL, THE PATRIARCH'S FAITH APPEARS AT FIRST TO FAIL.
II. THE MANNER OF THE PATRIARCH'S REVIVAL IS EMINENTLY GRACIOUS (chap. Genesis 17.).
III. THE CULMINATING POINT OF ABRAHAM'S EXALTATION IN CONNECTION WITH HIS CONDUCT TOWARDS LOT (chaps. Genesis 18, 19.).
IV. THE NEXT SCENE PRESENTS TO US THE PATRIARCH GRIEVOUSLY HUMBLED (chap. Genesis 20.).
V. THE ACTUAL FULFILMENT OF THE PROMISE DOES NOT COMPLETELY ABOLISH ALL STRIFE BETWEEN THE FLESH AND THE SPIRIT.
VI. THE SCENE ON MOUNT MORIAH FORMS THE CLIMAX OF ABRAHAM'S WALK OF FAITH.
VII. THE CLOSING INCIDENTS IN ABRAHAM'S EVENTFUL LIFE.
(T. H. Leale.)
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