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Genesis Chapter 21 vs. 8-13 with Betty

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Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away

 8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son.

12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

K.J.V. Bible Text

My Thoughts:

When Abraham gave a feast to celebrate the weaning of his son Isaac, Sarah became perturbed because she saw that the Son of Hagar the handmaid, also born of Abraham, was mocking.  She demanded that Abraham get rid of the woman and her son.

Abraham was distressed because of his son.

Of course, two women jealous of one another would have trouble getting along in a single encampment and so the Lord told Abraham to listen to his wife.

However, once again the Lord promised that following Sarah’s wishes would not prevent Hagar’s son from producing another nation as God had previously foretold to Abraham.

I think God remains the same today.  No matter what situations humans get themselves into or what the circumstance of their birth, He rewards those who are worthy.

Betty Killebrew

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