Hagar was Sarai’s slave and had no say in her life. She had little hope of rising above her situation and yet because of her faith God saw fit to give her rewards.
We do not know if Hagar shared the faith of her master and mistress. What we do know is when she was presented with circumstances she could not overcome God came to her and showed her the way out. Can you imagine what He would do for those of us who do have faith if He was so willing to help someone without?
To whom do I turn when my life is spinning out of control? Most of us tend to turn to ourselves or other people and find only darkness. Imagine the light you would find if you turned to God.
Abram’s wife Sarai had borne him no children. She had, however an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar. (Genesis 16:1)
Genesis 16: 1-15
- Genesis 16: 1-15
Hagar was a slave. She had no say in the disposition of her life, even her body was not hers. When Sarah ordered her to sleep with Abraham in hopes of getting a child from the union, Hagar could not object. The one thing she did have a say in was her response to her mistress’s rage and jealously over the resulting pregnancy. Hagar made a choice that was not of God. God intervened and redirected her path.
Questions to Ponder:
- How do I respond when others become angry or jealous of my situation?
- When God intercedes, do I quietly and willingly follow His direction?
- Do I open myself up to hear God’s direction?
Lord Jesus, please stay within my grasp, so when the darkness comes I may reach out to you and find my way home. Amen.
All for the Glory of God,
This study was excerpted from Women of the Bible: A Study written by Christina Weigand