In Genesis 21:14-21, God imitated Hagar’s passion for her son to give Hagar confidence that God did not want to see Ishmael die. After wandering in the wilderness, Hagar could not stand to see her son die. So she sat opposite him at a distance so that she could not see her son, even though she might have heard him. God and Her angel hid away in heaven and said to Hagar that God heard the boy. Their message was clear: God could not stand to see Ishmael die, either. Knowing that God wanted to see them thrive, Hagar could see everything anew. Enjoy great confidence in God, the full Bible Study below, and songs like “Look and Live” (The Michael Fletcher Choral”); “I Tried Him and I Know Him” (Rev. Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers”; and “Thy Will” (Hillary Scott and the Scott Family).
Hearing God’s Passion for Us to Thrive
About the Author: Tobias
Tobias Pinckney is the Excellence Excavator, using the Word of God to help people uncover and offer their very best to and for God and their communities. From Plainfield, NJ and raised in Rose of Sharon Community Church, Tobias received his Biblical training at Colgate-Rochester/Crozer Divinity School and the motivation to pursue this calling through the Godfidence Institute led by Marshawn Evans Daniels. An interviewer, inspiring Tobias, asked him to imagine additionally using all his University of Delaware undergraduate education, University of Chicago Law School training, and Medgar Evers College Business Law teaching in the pursuit of the Gospel. Tobias is now the Founder of Powered to Witness University and excited about what God is creating.