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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Hagar told to submit

Genesis 16:7 The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur. 8 And he said, “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?” She said, “I am fleeing from my mistress Sarai.” 9 The angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress and submit to her.” (ESV)

This must have been very difficult for Hagar to take. It would have been difficult for me. Sarai had been mistreating Hagar, so badly that Hagar ran away. Yet she obeyed. Would I have done so?

Taken from the ESV on-line Bible reading for Jan 7.

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