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Itís been ten years now
that Abram has been living in Canaan and the last time he talked to God, he
told Sarai that the Lord told him that if he could look up to heaven and
count the stars, thatís how many descendants he would have. Well, the
promises that Abram keeps talking about seems to be getting a little old to Sarai.
Saraiís impatience and lack of faith gets the best of her. You
see, she had an Egyptian handmaid whose name was Hagar. So, Sarai said to
Abram, Look now, the Lord has kept me from having children. Take Hagar and
maybe we can have a child by her.
Oh, what a can of worms that opened. Does that remind you that
this isnít the first time a womanís advice has been a manís heartache?
Once Hagar had conceived, she despised Sarai
and vice versa. When she told
Abram about the animosity, he told Sarai to deal with it however she saw
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Sarai demonstrated her regret of her idea by dealing harshly
with Hagar, and Hagar ran away. The angel of the Lord found her by a
fountain in the wilderness and asked her where she was going. Hagar said
that she was running away from her mistress. The angel told Hagar to go
back and obey Sarai, and told her that she would have so many descendants
that they canít be counted. Does that ring a bell?
Then the angel told her that she was going to have a son and
that she should call him Ishmael because the Lord heard her affliction. And
he will be a wild man and he will be in conflict with every man and every
man will be in conflict against him and heíll live with all his brothers.
So Hagar returned, and gave birth to a son and Abram named him
Ishmael. Abram was 86 years old when Ishmael was born.
As this story unfolds it will make you look at things in a
different light when you find out how something so very long ago, is not
just a simple story, but in fact is still affecting the world now, more than
ever. More exciting Bible stories ahead in Daily Bread!
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