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Genesis 2116 Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, “I cannot watch the boy die.” And as she sat there, she began to sob.
17 God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.”
One of the great tragedies of the Old Testament is the story of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar. Abraham for some unknown reason followed his wife’s urging to get a son from Hagar to pre-empt the Lord’s promise. The result is perhaps one of the oldest conflicts in the world today and will carry on until God brings his final judgement.
So called “scholars” discount entirely the first five books of the Old Testament because there is “no significant archeological evidence”. What morons! To hold such a foolish belief, one merely has to look at the thousands of times these same “scholars” have been proven wrong.
The lesson we are to take from this story is one that strikes at the very core of Christian belief. It is this: God has promised. God’s timing is his own. Our instructions are simple, we are to emulate/imitate Jesus until he comes. When will we ever learn?