"God With Us..."
“God With Us…”
Let’s look at the end of the Hagar/Ishmael account.
They had been sent out from Abraham’s family.
God has promise to provide.
What happened to Ishmael?
God was with the lad, and he grew; and he lived in the wilderness and became an archer.
He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.
He lived in the wilderness of Paran.
He became an archer.
His mother took a wife for him…common then and in that society. Strange to us. I suspect we are the strange.
His wife came from Egypt.
But, give heed to the most important point…
God was with him.
We know that Isaac was the child of the Promise and that the Lord was with him.
But, we forget that the Lord was with Ishmael also.
God had promised to make a great nation of him.
The Lord would do so.
The Lord is with you.
Trust in the Lord.