Thursday, May 23, 2013

Even When We Err, Christ is Leading Us -- Abishag Part III

Let's look closer at this name "Abishag":

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance writes:

From 'ab and shagah; father of error (i.e. Blundering); Abishag, a concubine of David -- Abishag.
see HEBREW 'ab
see HEBREW shagah

"Ab" means Father, as in "Abba", which means "Daddy":

"And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt." (Mark 14: 26)

Because Jesus became sin for us (2 Corinthians 5: 21), He was orphaned from God the Father at the Cross:

"And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Mark 15: 34)

We can now receive His Spirit of adoption:
"For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father." (Romans 8: 15)

and then

"And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father." (Galatians 4: 6)

Now let us look at the other word "shagah":

Brown-Driver-Briggs provides the following information on the word:

[שָׁגָה] verb go astray, err (Aramaic שְׁגָא, id.); —


Qal Perfect1singular שָׁגִיתִי Job 6:24; Job 19:4, etc.; Imperfect3masculine singular יִשְׁגֶּה Proverbs 5:23, etc.; Infinitive construct שְׁגוֺת Proverbs 19:27; Participle שֹׁגֶה Ezekiel 45:20; Proverbs 20:1, etc.; —
1 err, stray, of flock Ezekiel 34:6 (figurative).

2 swerve, meander, reel or roll, in drunkenness, ב of drink Isaiah 28:7 (twice in verse); = be intoxicated, Proverbs 20:1; so with (בּ) love Proverbs 5:19,20; בָּרֹאֶה ׳שׁ Isaiah 28:7.

3 go astay, morally, 1 Samuel 26:21; Proverbs 5:23; Job 6:24; Job 19:4, + 1 Samuel 14:24 (reading שְׁגָגָה ׳שׁ) Th We Dr Now (after ᵐ5; otherwise Bu HPS); with מן, of ׳יs commands Psalm 119:21; Psalm 119:118, מִן of words of knowledge Proverbs 19:27.

4 specifically commit sin of ignorance, inadvertence Leviticus 4:13; Numbers 15:22 (P) Ezekiel 45:20 (compare שׁגג).

Hiph`il lead astray:

1 literal, Participle מַשְׁגֶּה Deuteronomy 27:18 (בַּדֶּרֶךְ).

2 ׳מַשׁ mentally = mislead Job 12:16.
3 morally, Participle Proverbs 28:10 (בְּדֶרֶךְ רָ֑ע); Imperfect2masculine singular suffix תַּשְׁגֵּנִי, with מן of God's commands Psalm 119:10; + perhaps Job 12:23 leadeth nations astray (ᵐ5 SvrVer, i.e. וַיַּשְׁגֵּם for וַיַּנְחֵם).

This Word "Shagah" takes the following three letters:




Shin speaks of The Divine Trinity -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Gimel speaks of transportation, being carried, as on a camel

Heh speaks of God's grace.

In the midst of your error, God brings us His grace!

More specifically, this verb "shagah" is also translated "sin out of  ignorance".

Leviticus 4 treats this issue of sinning out of ignorance, or unwittingly, in the following passage:

"1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:" (Leviticus 4: 1-2)

To sin inadvertentlyu or "through ignorance" speaks to sinning that is not wilful or purposeful, that you did not know.

In effect, we are all sinners because of what Adam did, eating from the Forbidden Fruit (Genesis 3: 1-6)

Yet even though Adam sinned wilfully, we can all receive grace through Christ:

"But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ." (Romans 5: 15-17)

Sin cannot stop God's grace from flowing into our lives; otherwise, no one would get saved! What stops God's grace is the notion that we can earn it, or that we have to earn it:

"Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace." (Galatians 5: 4)

Our efforts to be justified by the law, not our sin, cause us to fall from grace.

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