Genesis Lesson 13 Day 4

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Genesis 21:14-21

God tells Abraham to send Hagar and Ishmael away.

9. God provided for Hagar and Ishmael.

God said to send Hagar and Ishmael away, but not away from Himself, His love, His care, or His promise. From their perspective, it doesn’t seem fair.

Hagar completely lost faith in the promises God gave her when she ran away into the wilderness before Ishmael’s birth. (Genesis 16:7-13). When they ran out of water, she believed they were doomed.

But Ishmael prayed and God heard him. The angel of God reassured Hagar saying God heard the boy’s voice. “God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink.” (Genesis 21:19)

The well was probably there already, but she didn’t see it because she had given up hope.

How often do I do the same thing? Ishmael’s childlike faith rose up in his time of weakness, and he chose to reach out to God.

10. God’s grace and mercy

Even before Ishmael was born, God promised Hagar He would bless the child. Hagar seemed repentant about her arrogant attitude toward Sarah, but Ishmael behaved in a similar way toward Isaac.

God still kept His promise when she lost faith, and answered Ishmael’s prayer when he humbled himself and asked for help.

11. God blessed Ishmael for Abraham’s sake.

A good friend of mine works for a former Muslim who is now an evangelist. I attended a powerful meeting in Virginia where she lives and ministers.

From others, I’ve heard amazing stories about many Muslims who’ve had dreams, visions, or encounters with Jesus. A secret revival is taking place. Glory to God!


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