Sarah Laughs

Sarah Bible Study

Christianity Oasis provides this Sarah Bible Study on the Sarah Bible Story on why Sarah Laughs. We'll look into that and all aspects of the Christian Walk bringing forth truth, understanding and peace.

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Sarah Laughs

Sarah Laughs Bible Study

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is our Sarah Bible Study looking into the deLIGHTful Sarah Bible Story asking why Sarah Laughs and how it affects your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.

Why Sarah Laughs
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Good day to all of you. Let's join Abraham once again as he waits for the promise of the Lord to be fulfilled. That is ... The promise that he and Sarah will have their own son in their old age.

One day Abraham was sitting at the doorway of his tent, and when he looked up, he saw three men coming near. Now it is a custom in Israel that strangers are to be treated as well as, if not better than family. Abraham ran to meet them, bowed to the ground and said, My Lord, if I have done well in your eyes, please don't pass by, but stay and wash your feet and rest under the tree. I'll bring some bread and you can relax.

But, just who are these three people? Abraham addressed one as "My Lord," and you may know who it is when God manifests Himself in the flesh on earth. The other two will later be identified as two Angels of the Lord when they save Lot and his family from destruction at Sodom. Know who these three are? It was Jesus and two of His Angels. (Jesus confirms this in the New Testament when He says that Abraham was glad to see Him and this statement puzzled all of the Pharisees. Now you know what He meant. Let's get back to the story.)

So Abraham hurried into the tent and told Sarah to quickly make some loaves of bread and to use the best flour. Then he ran out to the herd, brought in a young calf and gave it to one of his servants who hurried to prepare it.

Sarah Laughs at the Lord
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When the food was ready, he brought it to them with butter and milk and waited on them as they ate under the tree. That's right Jesus and the Angels did eat. Isn't that cool?

They asked Abraham, Where is Sarah, your wife? And he answered, In the tent. Then the Lord said to him, Sarah will have a son. Sarah heard it in the tent door which was behind Him.

Sarah laughed to herself saying, I am this old and I will have the pleasure of a child, and Abraham too?

The Lord then asked Abraham, Why did Sarah laugh, saying, Will I really have a child, being so old? Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the chosen time I will return to you and Sarah will have a son.

Then Sarah, overhearing from behind them said, I didn't laugh, because it troubled her that He knew. Jesus replied, No, but you did laugh and said the name of the child would be Isaac which means "laughter."

Who Sarah Laughs At
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After that, the men got up and looked toward Sodom and Abraham walked with them a short way to see them off. As they were leaving, Jesus told Abraham that because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah was so loud, and the sin there was so dreadful, He was going to see if it was as bad as it's cry that came to Him, and He would know if it wasn't.

As they started off toward Sodom, Abraham, knowing that Lot and his family were there, delayed their leaving, asking, Will you destroy the righteous along with the wicked? It wouldn't be like you to do that. What if there are fifty righteous in the city? Will you spare it for them?

The Lord answered, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous souls, then I'll spare the whole place for their sakes.

Abraham asked again, this time saying, I know I'm just dust and ashes, but what if there are forty righteous? And the Lord said He would not do it for forty's sake.

Abraham persisted, asking about thirty, then twenty, and finally he said, I don't want to make you angry, but I have to ask this last time, suppose there are ten. And the Lord said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake. Then the Lord went his way when He was done speaking with Abraham and Abraham went back to his tent.

Sarah Laughs Summary
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You've got to admire the courage of Abraham for asking again and again. Remember that fact in your own prayers. It is not a bad thing to ask repeatedly for something. There is a story in the New Testament about this as well (Luke 18:1-8) about a persistent widow that you will enjoy. At any rate, Abraham was a man with a big heart and he loved his nephew. Lot had come a long way with him and Abraham thought he was a righteous soul, so he most probably didn't view his action as being brave at all, but simply, the right thing to do.

Remember the mention of Lot being in the wrong place at the wrong time in an earlier story? Well, in the next Daily Bread story, you'll read all about it, so come back and see what happens.

Oh, and one more lesson we need to learn from this study. Watch what you say, do and laugh about because ... It could be a Spiritual visit.

Hebrews 13:2

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained Angels unawares.

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare