The Book of Genesis Chapter One

Genesis 1:1 -- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 16 Commentary of the Bible

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It All Depends On Me  ( Genesis 16:1-6 )  Daily Devotion

So [Sarai] said to Abram, The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her (Genesis 16:2a).

Sarai's difficulty was simply that all of her actions grew out of a basic philosophy, which, put very simply, says: God has told me what He wants; now the rest of it depends on me. This is the philosophy that led to all the heartache and sorrow that Abram and Sarai experienced.

It all Depends on Me  ( Genesis 16:1-15 )  Sunday Message

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This record of the life of Abram was clearly not written merely to give us historical facts from the distant past. Much of Christian education is superficial in that it is concerned more with the mileage from Jericho to Jerusalem than with the distance between man in his lost estate and the heart of God. But though we find the physical details of Abram's life interesting, we are much more concerned with their spiritual significance to us. To read the Old Testament thus makes every page glow with color and light from God.

The God Who Sees  ( Genesis 16:7-16 )  Daily Devotion

[Hagar] gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: You are the God who sees me (Genesis 16:13a).