Genesis 16-18: From the Birth of Ismael to Abraham Intercedes for Sodom

I have always found the stories of the Old Testament to be very provocative. For example, in chapter 16 of Genesis Sarai gives her maidservant Hagar to Abram so that he might bear a son. How crazy is that? First off, would any wife is today’s Western culture be okay with such a notion? And what about Hagar? Did she have a say in the matter? It just goes to show that the best way to react to these readings is to remember that they are records of our history. I also think that the beauty of this Word is that it illustrates that our relationship with and understanding of God has grown over the centuries.

Dear Lord,

Thank you so much for your patience and your kindness. Instead of abandoning Your children You have walked with us hand-in-hand since the beginning. Though we have failed You, You continue to love us with all that You are. Daddy, help me to keep to the covenant of Your love, to always remember how much You have done for me. My God, I will do my absolute best to stubbornly love You. Meaning, I will try with all my might to never cease fighting for Your kingdom.

All That I Am,
Your Little Brat

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