Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Story of Redemption - Day 6

Genesis 16-18

He is the one who sees the outcast and the broken. God made a promise that, from the perspective of man, seemed impossible.

When reminded of God’s promise, Sarai was unsure, so she took matters into her own hands.

She gave Hagar to Abram to produce an heir.
Hagar was an Egyptian
Egypt: self-reliance

Hagar became pregnant and flaunted it in front of Sarai. Sarai was cruel to Hagar and sent her away. God came to Hagar in the wilderness and basically made a covenant with her, very similar to what he had made with Abram. She rejoiced in the Lord and His promise and is the only person in the Old Testament to give God a name.

El-Roy-the God Who sees me

God renewed the covenant with Abram and changed his name to Abraham, which means father of many nations. He also changed Sarai‘s name to Sarah, which means princess.

“He always keeps His promises. It may not be in the timing we expect. It may not be in the way we expect. But He will do what He has promised. The covenant promises were never dependent on Abram and Sarai but on the Lord.”

Abraham was 86 when Ishmael was born

Abraham sought the Lord on behalf of Sodom. He asked for 50, 45, 40, 30, 20, and 10 righteous people. There were none. Abraham was not trying to change God’s mind. He never changes His purposes. What this passage shows us that God is just in punishing sin.

Is anything too hard for God?

The Story of Redemption, Volume 1 | Genesis - 2 Samuel by The Daily Grace Co.

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