“So Abram had sexual relations with Hagar, and…”

Since the new story covers Hagar. I thought this post from my other blog might be of interest to some of you.

Journeys Through The Word

Journeys Through the Word

“So Abram had sexual relations with Hagar, and…”

Verse(s) considered:

Genesis 16:3-5

(3)  So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian servant and gave her to Abram as a wife. (This happened ten years after Abram had settled in the land of Canaan.)

(4)  So Abram had sexual relations with Hagar, and she became pregnant. But when Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to treat her mistress, Sarai, with contempt.

(5)  Then Sarai said to Abram, “This is all your fault! I put my servant into your arms, but now that she’s pregnant she treats me with contempt. The LORD will show who’s wrong—you or me!”

Thoughts along the road:

Abram and Sarai thought they had a solution for God’s slowness. When they tried it, things got—complicated. I am going to go with a slightly different angle on the obvious complications. I want to view…

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