Shortcutting Faith (Genesis 16)

In Genesis 15 God confirmed his promises to Abram that he would have a child from his own body and the promised inheritance would not be given to his servant, Eliezer. Further, after 400 years of oppression, Abram’s offspring would inhabit this land. Abram believed the Lord and it was credited to him as righteousness. However, even more time continues to pass by and Abram still does not have a child. In Genesis 16 the narrative turns to Sarai. She is still barren. She still has no children.

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