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Sibling Rivalry

By Angela Watkins,

Genesis/Bereshith . Hebrews 11 . Beer-sheba . Paran . Abraham . Issac . Ishmael . Pray (Global peace for all peoples of faith & Christian Arabs) . angel of God . Eliezer . Damascus . Hagar . Sarah . Beer-la-hai-roi . Kadesh . Moriah . Jehovah-jireh . Abimelech . Gerar . Ahuzzath . Faith . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis/Bereshith 21:13-14,17-21; 26:2-56,12-13 (Devotional Reading: Hebrews 11:17-22; Background Scripture: Genesis/Bereshith 15:1-6; 16; 17:1-14,18,20-27; 21:9-21; 26:1-25).

Genesis 21:12b-13 … In all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Issac shall thy seed be called. And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

Beer-sheba (well of the oath) city and site of three great wells, with Christian ruins, now called Bir-es-sebaast.

Paran, site of the Israelite encampment. … desert of, in Arabia Petraea.

Eliezer (my God is help), Abraham’s steward.

Damascus, an ancient and celebrated city of Syria. … apostle Paul’s journey to.

Beer-la-hai-roi, a well near Kadesh-barnea.

Kadesh (holy) or Kadesh-Barnea (sacred desert), a place on the borders of the promised land, modern Ain Qadees, 12 miles east-southeast of Beer-sheba.

Moriah (provided by Jehovah).

Jehovah-jireh (the Lord will provide).

Abimelech, Issac rebuked by and makes a covenant with. (Not the same King of Gerar, that was reproved by God about Abraham’s wife).

Gerar (halting place), a royal city of the Philistines.

Ahuzzath (possession).

Hebrews 11:17-22 … The nature and fruits of faith. The worthy fruits thereof in the father’s of old time.

Genesis 21:13-14

Verse 13 … Other Nations; Offshoots Of The Abrahamic Stock; Ishmaelites

Verse 14 … The Family; The Institution & Laws of Marriage; Polygamy & Concubinage Practised, Trouble from It.

(Genesis 21:10; 13 … Reference Scripture in Sunday School Book)

Genesis 21:17-21

Verse 17 … Angela; Good Angels: The Angel of The Lord, Or, Of God; Instances of His Appearing.

Verse 18 … Angels; Good Angels: The Angel of The Lord, Or, Of God; Utters Predictions.

Verse 19 … Miracles; Supernatural Bodily Gifts & Deprivation; Gift of Bodily Vision.

Verses 20,21 … Other Nations; Offshoots Of The Abrahamic Stock; Ishmaelites.

(Genesis 21:15-16; 16:3)

Genesis 26:2-5,12-13

Verses 2,3 … The Hebrews; God’s Chosen People; Canaan Promised.

Verse 3 … The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered (Prosperity means different things to different individuals).

Verse 4 … Other Nations; The Conversion Of The Gentiles; The Promise Made to Abraham … The Hebrews; The Height from Which the Hebrews Fell, The Prosperity Promised.

Verse 5 … Works of God; God’s Providence In Moral Discipline; Their Prosperity.

Verse 12 … Industrial Employments & Products; Tilling The Ground; How Fertile It Was.

Verse 13 … Civil & Social Life; Social Relations & Duties; Riches, Instances.

(Genesis 22:1-19; 23; 25; 26; 12:10; Galatians 3:8)

Monday – October 14, 2013 – The Promise of Many Descendants – Genesis 15:1-6

Verse 1 … The Lord’s Love & Care for HIS Children. Safety from All Harm & Danger. (This does not mean you will not have trials & tribulations).

God encourageth Abram: promiseth him a son & a numerous seed: he is justified by faith.

Tuesday – October 15, 2013 – A Child Born in Affliction – Genesis 16:7-16

Verse 13 … The Lord’s Love & Care for HIS Children.

Hagar fleeth from her mistress, is sent back by an angel to submit to her. Ishmael is born.

Wednesday – October 16, 2013 – The Symbol of the Covenant – Genesis 17:9-14

Circumcision instituted.

Thursday – October 17, 2013 – Abraham’s Test of Faith – Genesis 22:1-8

Abraham offering Issac.

Friday – October 18, 2013 – Abraham’s Obedience Blessed – Genesis 22:9-18

Abraham is stayed by an angel: he is blessed again.

Saturday – October 19, 2013 – The Blessed of the Lord – Genesis 26:26-31

Verse 29 … The Lord’s Love & Care for HIS Children. The Upright are Blessed & Prospered.

Abimelech’s Covenant with Issac.

Sunday – October 20, 2013 – Blessing Two Family Branches – Genesis 21:13-21; 26:2-5,12-13

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Handy Teacher’s Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible & KJV Topical Edition Bible … Angela Watkins, Book Reviewer, Blogger, Researcher, Former Sunday School Teacher, awatkins12@yahoo.com, http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com

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