The Life of Abraham
Read: Genesis 16
What does God ask Hagar? If God asked you that question, what would you say? How would God answer that question about you?
Note: It is very common to hear people say that the modern Arab peoples descended from Abraham’s son, Ishmael. For historical and Biblical reasons this may not be accurate. Read this article if you are interested in more details. Key quote: “There is a moral in this story for the unwary, who might seek to find keys to the present in Genesis. It is this: the dysfunctional travails of Abraham’s family are not the place to seek out the spiritual roots of present-day Middle East conflicts.”
Meditation and Prayer
Meditate on Psalm 114:8: “[God] turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.”
Respond: “Lord, you can provide for your people by doing the impossible. Provide for _______.”
Worship and Silence
Worship along with this song. Spend a few minutes after in silence.
- Thank God for the things of the day.
- Pray for one another.