Moving Ahead of God

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Moving Ahead of God

June 17

“The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her” (Gen 16:2).

Have you ever felt that you were supposed to receive something from God but it just hasn’t materialized? You wait and wait until finally you decide that maybe God wants you to help out the situation. This is exactly what happened in the case of Abraham and Sarah.

God had promised them a son, but as years passed by they were still without a child. They took their eyes off the One who had made the promise and decided to take matters into their own hands. So, Abraham lay with Sarah’s maidservant, Hagar, and she bore a son, Ishmael (see Genesis 16). The son of promise, Isaac, came later through Sarah, just like God had promised. However, the modern day conflict…

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One comment on “Moving Ahead of God

  1. It never pays to get in a hurry (Unless you’re being chased by a bear).

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