Ishmael–Genesis 16 Part 2

The current crisis with Palestine and ISIS can be traced back to this story.  Ishmael, the son of Sarai’s servant Hagar is the patriarch for the middle eastern culture. When Hagar became pregnant, Sarai despised her and ultimately drove her away.  God knew this and went into the desert and saved her—twice.  God will right the wrongs even when we do not.

Who is to say the world would have been drastically different had Abram simply waited upon God…The world has a way of growing evil exponentially each generation.  Fact is, God will protect and provide to honor his word, even when it is his folks causing the problem. We need to live lives of faith and try not to be the ones God is protecting others from.  Be humble, be kind and be selfless!

God Bless You

“Your slave is in your hands,” Abram said. “Do with her whatever you think best.” Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her.

The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?”

“I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.

Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”

11 The angel of the Lord also said to her:

“You are now pregnant     and you will give birth to a son. You shall name him Ishmael,[a]     for the Lord has heard of your misery. 12 He will be a wild donkey of a man;     his hand will be against everyone     and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility     toward[b] all his brothers.”

13 She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen[c] the One who sees me.”

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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