Let yourself become open to God and the knowledge that comes from the Word. Ask God for peace at this time.
6 But Abram said to Sarai, “Your slave-girl is in your power; do to her as you please.” Then Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she ran away from her.
We have here a familiar story from the Bible. Sarai was desperate to produce an heir. Abram was desperate for a male heir. So, they concoct their own scheme to get one. Instead of waiting on the promise of God. Remember, God had promised an heir.
Sounds a little like us, does it not? God has promised many things in God’s word. Yet, we tend to get out ahead of God and make our own plans.
Sarai’s plan was for Hagar to have a child. Sarai and Abram tried to make God’s plan come true. They were disobedient. Yet again, sounds like us. May God also show us that God is true to God’s word. Like Abram and Sarai who got a child of their own. May we receive God’s blessings even when we are disobedient.
Almighty God. May we stand on the promises of your word. Amen!
Go with God!