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Week 2 Day 5
Abraham and Sarah had waited twenty-five years for God to deliver on the promised childThe event of their lifetimes is told in just eight verses and the writer moves on to other things.The name "Isaac" means laughter - joy surprise awe incredibility just plain funny . . .Sarah thought everyone would laughMaybe God wanted everyone to know that their child, Isaac was a miracle God's workAt ages 90 and 100, what other conclusion could there be!
What did it mean that Abraham and Sarah believed God?One aspect of their faith was to live with the expectancy that God was doing something extraordinary and that they were involvedThey did not know the timetable or other specificsBut with trust in their eyes they could see that their God was directing a big picture.
"LAUGHTER" The promised child, the miracle baby, is born. Genesis 21
1The Lord visited Sarah and did as He had spoken. 2Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. 3Abraham called the name of his son--whom Sarah bore to him--Isaac. 4Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5Abraham was one hundred years old when Isaac was born to him. 6And Sarah said, "God has made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me." 7She also said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne a son in his old age." 8So the child grew and was weaned. Abraham made a great feast on the same day that Isaac was weaned. 22 It came to pass at that time that Abimelech and Phichol, the commander of his army, said to Abraham, "God is with you in all that you do. 23Therefore, swear to me by God that you will not deal falsely with me, with my offspring or with my posterity; but that according to the kindness that I have done to you, you will do to me and to this land." 24And Abraham said, "I will swear." 25Then Abraham rebuked Abimelech because of a well ofwater which Abimelech's servants had seized. 26Abimelechsaid, "I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, nor had I heard of it until today." 27So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant. 28And Abraham set sevenewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29Then Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves?"30He said, "You will take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that they may be my witness that I have dug this well."31Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because the two of them swore on oath there. 32Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba. Abimelechrose with Phichol, and they returned to the land of the Philistines. 33Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there called on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God. 34And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines many days. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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