Imagine your boss asks you to sleep with their spouse. In fact, they tell you to do so. Does that sound odd to you? What is even more disturbing is the fact that they believe that they are making this request in an attempt to "help God." God had promised Abraham would have children, and he was not getting any younger, nor was Sarah. They decided to take matters into their own hands by attempting to have children through their servant. We have no record that Hagar resisted, and Abraham does not put up any sort of argument to his wife's idea. Sarah's plan works, and yet she clearly had not thought it through. Before you know it, Hagar resents Sarah. Sarah asks her husband if she might mistreat Hagar, (once again, Abe does not put up an resistance), and before long, Sarah's mistreatment leads to a runaway servant. What a mess. But God...

But God intervenes. God shows up by sending his angel to comfort her, and to encourage her. He then sends her back to be part of this dysfunctional family, and Hagar decides to obey God, and return to a home in which her master Sarah despises and mistreats her, and where Abraham will not stand up for her. Yet God promises Hagar to make her into a great nation through the son that she was about to give birth to. What can we learn from this unique account from Genesis, and from Hagar? 

Click Here to Watch the Video... Re-direct to Facebook.