"His Promise Is Enough"
“His Promise Is Enough”
Sarah told Abraham to dismiss Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s maid who had borne Abraham Ishmael.
The Lord confirmed this action to Abraham by telling him to listen to his wife.
It grieved Abraham, but he did as the Lord commanded.
The account continues…
So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.
Abraham sent them out with a portion of bread and water.
They also had the Promise of God.
God had promised Hagar that a mighty nation would arise from her son…
Then the angel of the LORD said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself to her authority.”
Moreover, the angel of the LORD said to her, “I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they will be too many to count.”
God had promised Abraham the same…
But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named.
“And of the son of the maid I will make a nation also, because he is your descendant.”
The Promise of the Lord is enough.
He will provide all else.
Even with meager supplies and wandering awaiting direction…His Promise is enough.