What does it say?
- Read Genesis 21
- Who are the people mentioned in this passage?
- What places are mentioned in this passage?
- What promise did the LORD fulfill for Sarah and Abraham? (vv. 1–2)
- When did the LORD fulfill this promise? (v. 2, 5)
- What did Sarah say God made for her in v. 6?
- What happened on the day Isaac was weaned? (vv. 8–10)
- How did Abraham respond to this?
- What did God tell Abraham to do?
- What happened to Hagar and her son? (vv. 14–16)
- How did God respond to this situation? (vv. 17–21)
- What promise did God make to Hagar? (v. 18)
- What did God open Hagar's eyes to see? (v. 19)
- What did Abimelech ask Abraham to do? (vv. 22–24)
- What did Abraham reprove Abilimelech about? (vv. 25–30)
- How did they resolve this problem (vv. 31–32)
What does it mean?
- Why did Sarah get angry at Hagar's son for laughing? (vv. 9–10)
- Why is Hagar's son not named in this passage?
- When did God speak to Hagar earlier in Genesis?
- Why does God promise blessing for Hagar's son? (v. 18)
- Why does Abimelech make Abraham swear to deal kindly with him and not falsely? (vv. 22–24)
- What does it mean that God is everlasting? (v. 33)
- Summarize verses 1–21 in one sentence.
- Summarize verses 22–34 in one sentence.
- How does this passage connect to the gospel?
How should it change us?
- What can we learn about God from this passage?
- How do you need to change in light of this passage?
- How does this passage teach us to trust in God alone?