Day 16 - Wait For God's Timing

Wait For God's Timing

Genesis 16

January 16, 2018

Day 16 of our reading is in Genesis 16. Sarai has come to a point where she was tired of waiting. She decided that God had stopped her from bearing a child so the only way that Abram will have children is from another woman. At this time Sarai was 75 years old.


Abram is the father of the faithful and upon his seed, God would bless and create his people, the Israelites. This is one of the greatest callings given to a man and as the years went by this calling, this purpose in life became more and more difficult to fully believe. Therefore, Sarai took matters into her own hands.


Time, one of the biggest attacks of doubt we face. It can diminish our hope, our purpose, our calling.


Whatever promise you are waiting for, don't let "time" discourage you. God is faithful and not slack concerning His promises. God's timing is perfect. Man's timing is irrational, motivated by fear and will create more problems.


Genesis 16:1-16 (KJV)

 

Sarai, being barren, gives Hagar to Abram


1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

Hagar despises her mistress, is punished, and runs away


4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.
6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

An angel sends her back, telling her she will bear a child


7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

Hagar bears a son who is named Ishmael


15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.


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Comments 3

Ronda Luttman on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 11:16

Evidently I don't know how to add fourscore!!!!

Evidently I don't know how to add fourscore!!!!
The Master's House on Friday, 19 January 2018 11:18

Me either!!!

Me either!!!
Kaitlin Maxwell on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 23:07

The waiting game is a hard one. There is a song though I think we sang it once called “it’s worth the wait” just keep believing. It’s like ?turned on and everything is making sense now... funny how you can read something one day and you just read it to do it but when you are searching for something specific you realize the answer was staring at you the whole time!

The waiting game is a hard one. There is a song though I think we sang it once called “it’s worth the wait” just keep believing. It’s like ?turned on and everything is making sense now... funny how you can read something one day and you just read it to do it but when you are searching for something specific you realize the answer was staring at you the whole time!
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