Posts Tagged ‘Ishmael’

Timeline of Truth – Abram Tries His Own Solution (Gen 16:1-16)

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

God has promised Abram many, many descendants. He is 85 years old and still has none. His wife, Sarai, no doubt feeling the pressure of womanhood (bearing no children), the pressure of the promise of many descendants to Abam, but also having her husband’s name mean “father of many,” comes up with a very selfless plan: Give Abram her handmaiden as a wife, and bear children through her.  What does Abram do? Does this solve the problem?