Genesis Chapter 21

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Genesis 21

1 And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.

5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.

8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son.

12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.

21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

24 And Abraham said, I will swear.

25 And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech’s servants had violently taken away.

26 And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing; neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

27 And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.

28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves?

30 And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well.

31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them.

32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.

34 And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines’ land many days.

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19 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 21

  1. 19. And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

    Usually the resources we need are right in front of us, if we would just not give up so easily but ask Him to open our eyes to what He has provided.

  2. Others pay for our bad decisions

    9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.
    10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.
    11 And the thing was very grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son.
    12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
    13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.
    14 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
    15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
    16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
    17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
    18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.
    19 And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
    20 And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
    21 And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

    God’s promises are yeah and amen so He still blessed Ishmael as a father of a nation now know as Palestinians. God kept them in the wilderness; but whose fault is it really? Sarah for not waiting and taking things in her own hands and not trusting God or Abraham for obeying in agreement with Sarah and laying with the handmaiden??? We do know whose fault IS NOT !! It is not the Egiptian handmaiden for all she did was obey her mistress, it is NOT Ishmael for he was not asked to be born only at the slightest jealousy they are sent into the wilderness with the bare necessities bread and water. Which action is correct??? We have a just God who steps in saves them and bless them with a nation. A nation that has been an affliction to the Israelites their entire life. Lesson to be learn TRUST IN THE LORD FOR HIS TIMING IS PERFECT!!!! Do not make things happen for you may create your own affliction. Lord helps us to have the faith that will give us a blind trust in you and all you do. In Jesus Name Amen

  3. Gen 21:1-2
    1) AND the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
    2) For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

    As the saying goes, “God keeps His promises.” After many years, we see God’s promise to Abraham being fulfilled.
    God is faithful to His promises. So whatever He has promised you, know it will come to pass at His set time.

  4. 12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

    The true promise of God.

    When we take matters into our own hands. We can mess things up. This is why we must be patient. Because Gods timing is perfect. He’ll make the way when there is no way. He’ll open doors when your path is not shore. His promises are yeah and amen. Not our own. Truth in the Lord.

  5. vss.12-14 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
    And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.
    And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-she-ba

    So Abraham believed and acted on the revealed will of GOD.
    Faith is not based on how we feel but according to the Scriptures
    GOD’S WORD.

  6. 22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

    The same should be said about us as part of the church and the body of Christ. I’m talking about those baptized in the name of Jesus and filled with His spirit. Like Paul said should be our every day saying; I no longer live but Christ lives in me. May we die daily that Christ may be reflected in and God be with us in all that we do.

  7. Genesis 21:6

    And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.

    Here Sarah has received the promise just like the Lord told her. However there is something about this promise that we can apply to many other promises.

    Not only was it for her to laugh but also everyone that hears about the promise.

    God blesses us for others. He gives us promises for others. We are not in this alone. Every blessing is for two reasons. For God to get the glory and for others to hear and be drawn to him.

  8. Be careful how you treat others.

    When Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, who was born to Abraham, playing with Isaac, her son,

    The Egyptian lady was wronged by Abraham and Sarah. It was the Egyptians who enslaved the Hebrews. This is an interesting correlation.

  9. iLove to eat the more Word

    22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God is with thee in all that thou doest:

    God is with us in everything we do, but he never said it would be easy.

  10. “Meanwhile, God heard the boy crying. The angel of God called from Heaven to Hagar, “What’s wrong, Hagar? Don’t be afraid. God has heard the boy and knows the fix he’s in. Up now; go get the boy. Hold him tight. I’m going to make of him a great nation.””
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭21:17-18‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    No matter the circumstance, God hears your cry. His ear is always awaiting to hear what His children have to say- their needs, desires, hurts and pains.

    Thank you Lord for hearing me when no one else was listening…

  11. “And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.” Jesus (God) kept his word then, just as he does today. Although there could be times that one may grow weary, or feel that God has forgotten; one need only remember Abraham and Sarah. Dear God, help me to remember more; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In GOD we trust”. “One Nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. What a mighty GOD we serve! Thank GOD for his word. GOD bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in JESUS name, Amen!

  12. A Mother’s love, and God’s mercy at work here. An angel of God was a messenger of good news again, explaining the plan of God to save her son. God heard the child’s cry, and God was creating a great nation by him.

    16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.

    17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

    18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

    ***Be Blessed***

  13. For I will make him a great nation: The promise assured Hagar that God would take care of Ishmael. God is with thee: Others saw God’s hand of blessing upon Abraham and they desired to make a covenant with him in verse 24

  14. SAVE OUR CHILDREN

    15 And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
    16 And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow shot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
    17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

    The greatest gift we can give our children is a voice to cry out to our LORD JESUS.

    When life seems to be hopeless and over, GOD is listening to the cries of the children and will always hear their prayer. Therefore the most valuable gift that we could give our children is the gift of a VOICE and a pattern to speak to the LORD.

    SAVE OUR CHILDREN by teaching them to PRAY to GOD in HOPELESS situations.

    iRepent
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  15. 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

    Sarah laughed at God’s promise, now that Isaac is born she says “God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.” Her inner disbelief has become a joyful laughter in amazement of God. We need to be careful what we allow our spirit to laugh at God for because that mocking trickled down to Ishmael, Hagar’s son. He wasn’t the called child of God and Sarah requests Abraham to have Hagar and Ishmael sent away because he will not be heir and she sees the trouble that lies ahead if they stay. Taking situations into our own hands create the mess Sarah is asking Abraham to clean up. Ishmael will still be blessed because he is Abrahams seed and become a nation, a nation that will continue to rival and mock the line of Isaac.

  16. 13 And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

    Ishmael’s descendence are prevalent today, all Arabiac people descend from him. In Abrahams attempt to get help God, he had Ishmael. We are like this at times when we think God is taking too long to accomplish his Word. We think God needs a hand in certain situation in our lives. All we do is get a cheap substitute of what God intended.
    It’s not the same thing, counterfeits are never the same as the originals. We need to stop settling for mediocre substitutes and wait upon the Lord.

  17. 17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

    18 Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

    Even though he would end up being not the “choosen” son of Abraham, God still promised that he would bless him with a great nation as well and he did. What can we learn from this? We may not get the same big blessing that we see one of our brothers or sisters get blessed with, doesn’t mean God has a great plan for us in our lives as well.

    We each have a different dream in our lives that God has given us, one may not seem as important as another, but they are all God-given and they’re all important, and God wants to see you succeed and fulfil your God-given dream.

  18. 17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

    God heard the voice of the lad.wow every cry from a baby, every whispered prayer, every shout . Our God hears it all. Don’t think that God is slack concerning his promises toward us. He knows ours needs and cares about the details of our life.

  19. 23 Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son’s son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

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