🤦♀️Just one day reading later and now Sarai is the one with the terrible idea to have Abram sleep with Hagar, their servant that they picked up in Egypt, bc she wasn’t pregnant yet. This does not go well! These people are a mess..and I can totally relate to them! Each choice made by man or woman has consequences but none of this craziness will stop God’s plan to redeem His people!
So Hagar having sex with Abram and becoming pregnant causes conflict between Sarai and Hagar. Shocker! So Hagar flees but the Lord sees her tells her to return and submit to Sarai and He will multiply her descendants exceedingly.
When Abram is 99 years old the Lord makes a covenant with him saying that he will be a father to many nations and He would give him the land of Canaan as an everlasting possession. Then He changes his name to Abraham and tells him as a sign of the covenant, to circumcise all the males 8 days old and older.
God also changes Sarai’s name to Sarah and says she will have a child. “Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?””. But nothing is impossible for the Lord. He says they will have a son named Issac and God will establish an everlasting covenant with him.
So much has happened already in the Story: 1) We finished Creation Era which is Adam – Noah. 2) Began Patriarch Era which is Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the Book of Job. 3) Abram received future info in Gen 15:13-14 on next era which is Exodus Era. As you watch the Story unfold you will see God’s people land in Egypt as slaves under oppression for 400 years when God will raise up a deliverer to bring them out with great possessions just as He told Abram. God ALWAYS does what He says and we will see all of this played out soon!
Note: Chronological Bible Teaching (CBT) breaks the Chronological Bible into 14 Eras: Creation, Patriarch, Exodus, Conquest, Judges, Kingdom, Divided Kingdom, Captivity, Return, Silent, Gospel, Church, Missions, End of Times/New Beginnings.
Congrats on completing first Era!