From the fall of Adam and Eve, to the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ, and to the end of time, God is working out His mighty purpose in the lives of His children. 19:4–5 NKJV, emphasis added). Because she believed God, she had the baby just like God had said. Then Abram and Nahor took wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, Arise each morning to words that will refresh your soul as you see God reveal pictures of His love for you. She was living in the land of Ur. It is obvious that the world cultures of Abraham’s time were highly paganized. But, except for one thing she was a very happy and submissive wife to Abraham; Sarah was barren. Sarah, the wife of Abraham, received Word from the Lord that she would bare a son in her old age. In the course of time Sarah gave birth to a son, Isaac.

A study in contrasts and contradictions, Sarah was indeed one extraordinary woman. ", Sarah is the only woman renamed by God in the Bible.

Can you imagine how hard would that be? This is what made her so extraordinary. But the first long leg of the journey stalled at Haran, about 650 miles northwest, roughly following the course of the Euphrates. – Hebrews 11:11 (Message) 3. David’s polygamous heart led to his sin with Bathsheba.

But as she considered her circumstances, Sarah concluded that a kind of surrogate parenting was the only possible solution to her predicament. Each course is set up as daily emails, packed with bonuses. Since Hagar was the servant and Sarah the one in charge, this was the most brazen kind of deliberate impudence.

Sarah realizes that God does communicate to his children through His word but was looking for MORE in wondering if she could receive personal messages from God personally on any given day. At the same time, they’re also punctuated by funny devotional stories that will resonate with most everyone. He is the author "Hope for Hurting Singles: A Christian Guide to Overcoming Life's Challenges. In fact, all we know about that era in their lives is the bitter truth that perpetually grated on Sarah’s own consciousness: “Sarai was barren; she had no child” (Gen. 11:30 NKJV). “There was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to dwell there, for the famine was severe in the land” (Gen. 12:10 NKJV). This same promise is the central theme that extends all through Scripture, from Genesis 3 to its final fulfillment in the closing chapters of Revelation.

She could have avoided living in tents for lots of years. Ten more fruitless years passed after Abraham and Sarah arrived in Canaan (Gen. 16:3 NKJV). Abraham was the human channel through which the world would see the outpouring of God’s redemptive plan. Notice that the biblical account of Abraham’s life likewise doesn’t really begin until he was seventy-five. Harsh as it may have seemed, there was a very crucial, necessary, and positive spiritual principle in the expulsion of Hagar and Ishmael. Apparently, while Abraham was still a young man living in Ur, the Lord spoke to him, saying, “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you” (Gen. 12:1 NKJV). Sarah was protective of Isaac and loved him deeply. But she was barren throughout her normal childbearing years. The apostle Peter pointed to her as the very model of how every wife should submit to her husband’s headship. Isaac would father Esau and Jacob. 3. – Hebrews 11:11 (Message).

Genesis 18 describes how the Lord visited Abraham with two angels.