Sarah: The Impatient One Part 3

 

Genesis 17: 15-21

God further said to Abraham:” As for your wife Sarai, do not call her Sarai; her name shall be Sarah.” I will bless her, and I will give you a son by her. Him also will I bless; he shall give rise to nations, and rulers of peoples shall issue from him.” Abraham prostrated himself and laughed as he said to himself, “Can a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Or can Sarah give birth at ninety?” Then Abraham said to God, “Let but Ishmael live on by your favor!” God replied: “Nevertheless, your wife Sarah is to bear you a son and you shall call him Isaac. I will maintain my covenant with him as an everlasting pact, to be his God and the God of his descendants after him. As for Ishmael, I am heeding you: I hereby bless him. I will make him fertile and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall become the father of twelve chieftains, and I will make of him a great nation. But my covenant I  will maintain with Isaac, who Sarah shall bear  to you by this time next year. (Genesis 17:15-21)

God reiterates His promise to Abraham and Sarah.

 

Question to Ponder:

  1. Am I open to hear God’s message and receive the fulfillment of His promise?

Prayer:

Lord Jesus, help me to have the steadfast faithfulness of Sarah. Hold me up and carry me through those times when my faith falters. Let Sarah serve as a reminder of the rewards of faithfulness. Amen.

 

All for the Glory of God,

Christina Weigand

Excerpted from Women of the Bible: A Study written by Christina Weigand

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