Palms Baptist Church
How to See above your Circumstances
April 26, 2020
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How to See above your Circumstances

April 26, 2020 / 16:

How to See Above Your Circumstances

Name of God we are studying: “El Roi”

Genesis 16

  • Hagar was a blessed woman got her into trouble
  • What God did for her was

How do I see above my circumstances?

I must

Humility is:

1. Choosing to accept

God sent her back to Sarah.

2. once I already announced my intent.

3. Keeping people in my life who


4. Letting God (Deuteronomy 32:35)

5. Having courage to and

Hagar was not just running from Abram or Sari. She was running from herself and her own bad choices and bad behavior.

6. Trusting

El Roi is one Hebrew letter different from the name of God given in Psalm 23 (El Rohi): The Lord my Shepherd.

7. Not arguing with God about



8. Rightly receiving

1 Peter 5:5-7

9. Patience with the

10. Behaving

Philippians 2:5-9


What does God see when he looks at you?

  • My deepest wounds.
  • Blessings he intends to give me.
  • My heart.

Pastor’s notes on Gen. 16

(Genesis 16:1) Hagar was a blessed woman whose attitude got her into trouble.

(Genesis 12:16) Hagar came out of Egypt when Abraham left that nation after trying to pass Sarah off as his sister.

(Genesis 16:3) The structure clearly suggests that Sari did this for her husband, not herself. She offered Hagar to carry Abram’s baby because she felt inadequate.

(Genesis 16:3) What happened between Abram and Hagar was a legal marriage.

(Genesis 16:4) Hagar looked with “qual’al” on Sari. It means to consider someone lightly. She no longer showed required respect to Sari.

(Genesis 16:6) Sari dealt “Aw-Na” (Harshly) with Hagar. Means to brow beat.

(Genesis 16:7) This is the first encounter in the Bible with the angel of the Lord.

(Genesis 16:11) Ishmale means Yahweh Hears.

(Genesis 16:13) She called the place “El Roi” which means: The God who sees me. This is the only place in the Bible where that name for God appears.

(Genesis 16:13) The statement “truly” is an expression of awe. She is surprised she has seen the Almighty and lived to tell about it.

(Genesis16:14) She names the place, “The well of the living one who watches over me.”



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