Hagar, Sarai and
Bible Study Lessons ....
Faith. An easy word to say
but a tough one to live out. We find this in the
life of Sarai and in our own lives.
Sarai gave Hagar to
because she was unwilling to wait for God to
fulfill His promise to her. The promise of a son.
So spawns the saga of Hagar and Ishmael - read on
Verses Here ..
by Bob Pardue
It would seem strange to most
people today for a woman to give another wife to
But, looking at the customs
of the people of Abram's time, a woman without
heirs (especially male heirs) was left to
begging or prostitution to support herself if the
husband died. She was
forced to produce a male heir in any way she could.
Hence, Hagar, the
The story here is one of
faith, or the lack of it. Sarai did not truly
promise to give a child
to her and to Abram.
She became impatient, or
scared and took matters into her own hands as they
were both growing old.
How often do we ask God for
something and then not truly believe He can
deliver? Do we grow impatient as Sarai did?
When this happens, problems
arise because we take over God's responsibility.
Instead of letting Him work in our lives, we decide
we can do a better job ourselves.
Remembering a Man of
There is a man I remember
fondly who was a pillar of our church for decades.
His name was Roy Barnes. I'm sure you have someone
you know who fits this description - a true
Mr. Barnes was always a
minister of Christ everywhere he went though his
singing talents and the way he lived his
I can hear Roy say to us now;
"God is in control." I can't add to that
Love in Christ
If you have never made the
decision to receive the love and life-changing
experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
Read Other Genesis Bible
Solves His Conflict with Lot
and the War of the Kings
Verses about Sarai, Hagar and Ishmael are
from New American Standard Bible - Lesson
from Life Application Study Bible: New