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ABRAHAM AND ISAAC BIBLE STORY MESSAGE
Daily Bread story, the promise that God
made to Abraham and Sarah finally arrives. The Lord keeps His promises.
Sarah conceived just as He had said. And Abraham had a son from Sarah when
he was 100 years old. God told Abraham to call the child Isaac. The name
means laughter. Sarah was 90 years old when Isaac was born.
Letís not forget that Hagar and
Ishmael are still in the picture. And remember what the angel of the Lord
told Hagar, that Ishmael wouldnít get along with anyone. Ishmael is 14 now
and doesnít like his new little brother already. In
Galatians 4:29 it says
that he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the
Spirit, even so it is now. It made Ishmael mad that there was a new son and
heir. He was jealous.
Sarah saw that Ishmael would make fun
of Isaac and it infuriated her. She couldnít stand it anymore so she told
Abraham to throw them out and exclude them from Abrahamís family for good.
What Sarah asked was hard on Abraham,
being that Ishmael was his son also. But God had mercy on Hagar and Ishmael
and told Abraham, Donít let it upset you. Listen to what Sara said to you,
because in Isaac, my promise will be honored. I will also make a nation
through Ishmael because he is your son.
ABRAHAM AND ISAAC BIBLE STORY LESSON WITH ABRAHAM AND ISAAC BIBLE STORY EXPLANATION
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Letís talk a little bit more about
this jealousy of Ishmaelís. Do you remember that we said that as this story
unfolds you will find that it isnít just a simple story after all but is
still affecting the world today more than ever? Well hereís why.
This jealousy that was Ishmaelís
destiny has created an animosity that cannot be compared to anything else in
history. For four thousand years there have been disputes and wars that
trace back to the land that God promised to Abrahamís descendants that has
been the root of the conflict between the Jewish people and the Arabs
(Muslims or Islam) up until today. The Islamic people believe that Godís
true promise was with Ishmael, not Isaac. So that is what all of the
fighting over Israel has been about for thousands of years. Now, back to
Abraham got up early the next morning
and comforted by what God told him, sent Hagar and Ishmael away with a
bottle of water and some bread. When the water was gone, Hagar left Ishmael
under a shrub. She went and cried, Let me not see the death of the child.
God heard the voice of Ishmael and the
angel of God asked Hagar, Whatís wrong? Donít be afraid, God has heard the
voice of the lad. Go and get him, I will make him a great nation.
(And this prophecy was indeed fulfilled ... See the related study below.) God
showed her a well of water and she went and filled the bottle and gave
Ishmael to drink. Ishmael grew up living in the wilderness of Paran (which
is near the middle of the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt) and became an archer.
Hagar, being an Egyptian, chose Ishmael a wife out of the land of Egypt.