Abraham marries Keturah, has 6 more kids, and he has more children with his concubines. “And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac. But Abraham gave gifts to the sons of the concubines which Abraham had; and while he was still living he sent them eastward, away from Isaac his son, to the country of the east.”
God keeps His promise to make a great nation out of Ishmael. He lives “one hundred and thirty-seven years; and he breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people. (They dwelt from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt as you go toward Assyria.) He died in the presence of all his brethren.”
But the Story continues through the promised son Isaac. Isaac and Rebekah have two sons, Esau and Jacob, who begin fighting as early as the womb. The Lord tells Rebekah that the older, Esau, will serve the younger, Jacob. We will learn that this family is a wreck but keep your eye on Issac’s son Jacob.
We end the reading with the death of Abraham. Abraham dies having 8 named kids plus other children, a piece of burial land, and promises from the Lord that He would make him a great nation, kings would come from him, and all the families of the earth would be blessed through him. Remember, God always does what He says He is going to do BUT we might not see it played out on this side of heaven. However, we are fortunate enough to get to read His promises so keep reading!!
(Genesis 25:1-4, 1 Chronicles 1:32-33, Genesis 25:5-6, 12-18, 1 Chronicles 1:28-31, 34, Genesis 25:19-26, 7-11)