In the end, there could only be one chosen lineage for the Savior and Lord and it started with Isaac. Ishmael was not described as a bad Son, he did not do anything to disrupt the family. Clearly, there was a great deal of antimosity between Sarah and Hagaar–but, all that aside, God had a plan. But God also had a heart. He could have allowed the death of Hagaar ad Ishmael which would have been easy and would have greatly simplified history. But God promised Hagaar that he would make a great nation out of Hagaar’s lineage–and so he has. For thousands of years these lines have battled each other. They have remained enemies up to today and will remain so until Christ’s return.
God is not mocked–whatever we sew we will also reap. That is why we must choose each day to follow his plan humbly and patiently. Otherwise, we will make for ourselves messes he will be unable to prevent or change. Tine after time in his word, we see Godly men react just a bit too early and the result was devestating. That is why in Isaiah 40:31 God remids us that those who wait upon him will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. they will run and not grow weary–they will walk and not be faint. Waiting is well worth it…Ask Abraham!
God Bless You
The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. 12 But God said to him, “Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring[b] will be reckoned. 13 I will make the son of the slave into a nation also, because he is your offspring.”
14 Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.
15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. 16 Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, “I cannot watch the boy die.” And as she sat there, she[c] began to sob.
17 God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation