The morning Manna will be provided at 6am. Thanks.

Studying Genesis in the series Lesson 8, may the Holy Spirit be the speaker to your heart.

The Topic today is: "Ellen White on Abraham’s agony and God’s in giving Jesus".

The Opening Hymn will be 229 "Spirit of the Living God"

The Sabbath School Quarterly, downloadable from in the Teacher's Edition is on page 103 and for the laymen edition or Standard Edition, on page 69.

The site allows anyone, anywhere to read the lesson in their own language. Choose your own language to see God speaking also to your heart.

---In this part of the lesson, Ellen White is outlining the agony of Abraham willing to offer his son compared to that of God the Father offering His son for the salvation of the whole world, if they rendered willingly.

---So free will enter the picture.

---It is a wrong assumption to say that even if we make wrong choices, God's will is eventually accomplished.

---Think about it, God will not save people continuing to live in sin. God cannot compromise the requirements of His law. Jesus died for it.

---Freedom of the will abused, leads to extermination eventually and that is not God's will. It is God's pain.

---Rejection of God will not change His plan to have a Hell event after the 1000 years following the Second Coming.

---Ellen White is clear about this aspect of salvation and how important it is for us to live sanctified lives and solve our habits and tendencies and shortcomings with the assistance from the Holy Spirit and from Jesus as Jude 24 calls Jesus a help for overcoming.

---Christ offered everything necessary for salvation. Humans must accept it and decide to live for Him. Why? To prove that Satan who rebelled against God, has no excuse that the "evil in him" forced him to not convert to God. It must be proved wrong in the eyes of the universe.