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Week 2 Day 3
There's a promise on the tableGod had said Abram would have descendants yet it has not happenedThe years are passing God is too slow Sarai is a woman of action; she can get things done and she does get Abram a son in this story of surrogate motherhoodBut when her actions bring on some undesirable consequences Sarai does not take responsibility Instead she plays the blame game laying it squarely on Abram's shoulders.
God may be slow but Hagar found God's eyesight to be very keenShe was somewhat amazed that the God of her master would be her God too and that God's eyes and heart act together.
GOD'S PROMISE A childless old man shall be father of nations! Genesis 15 & 16
1After these things the word of the Lord came to Abramin a vision, saying, "Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield,your exceedingly great reward." 2But Abram said, "Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus? You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!" 4The word of the Lord came to him, "This one shall not be your heir, but one from your own body shall be your heir." 5He brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven; count the stars if you are able to number them. So shall your descendants be." 6Abram believed in the Lord, and the Lord accounted it to him for righteousness. 1Now Sarai had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar. 2So Sarai said to Abram, "The Lord has restrained me from bearing children.Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her." Abram heeded Sarai. 3Then Sarai took Hagar her maid and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan.4He went in to Hagar, and she conceived. When she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her eyes. 5Then Sarai said to Abram, "My wrong be upon you! I gave my maid into your embrace; and now I am despised in her eyes. The Lord judge between you and me." 6So Abram said, "Your maid is in your hand; do to her as you please." When Sarai dealt harshly with her, Hagar fled. 7Now the Angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness. 8He said, "Hagar, Sarai's maid, where have you come from, and where are you going?" She said, "I am fleeing from my mistress Sarai." 9The Angel said, "Return to your mistress, and submit to her." 10Then the Angel said, "I will multiply your descendantsexceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude. 11"Behold, you are with child, and you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the Lord has heard your affliction. 12He shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man, and every man's hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren." 13She called the name of the Lord, You-are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, "Have I also seen him who sees me?" This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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