Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of The Conflict that Changed the Course of History
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Hebrews 11:6 and Hebrews 11:8-10

Week 2: Day 5

Please watch the last part of The Conflict that Changed the Course of History.

Today’s F260 Bible reading:  Genesis 16-17

16:1 Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not given birth to any children, but she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar. 2So Sarai said to Abram, “Since the Lord has prevented me from having children, please sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have a family by her.” Abram did what Sarai told him. 3So after Abram had lived in Canaan for ten years, Sarai, Abram’s wife, gave Hagar, her Egyptian servant, to her husband to be his wife. 4He slept with Hagar, and she became pregnant. Once Hagar realized she was pregnant, she despised Sarai. 5Then Sarai said to Abram, “You have brought this wrong on me! I gave my servant into your embrace, but when she realized that she was pregnant, she despised me. May the Lord judge between you and me!” 6Abram said to Sarai, “Since your servant is under your authority, do to her whatever you think best.” Then Sarai treated Hagar harshly, so she ran away from Sarai. 7The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring of water in the wilderness—the spring that is along the road to Shur. 8He said, “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?” She replied, “I’m running away from my mistress, Sarai.” 9Then the angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress and submit to her authority. 10I will greatly multiply your descendants,” the angel of the Lord added, “so that they will be too numerous to count.” 11Then the angel of the Lord said to her, “You are now pregnant and are about to give birth to a son. You are to name him Ishmael, for the Lord has heard your painful groans. 12He will be a wild donkey of a man. He will be hostile to everyone, and everyone will be hostile to him. He will live away from his brothers.” 13So Hagar named the Lord who spoke to her, “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “Here I have seen one who sees me!” 14That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi. (It is located between Kadesh and Bered.) 15So Hagar gave birth to Abram’s son, whom Abram named Ishmael. 16(Now Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar gave birth to Ishmael.) 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am the Sovereign God. Walk before me and be blameless. 2Then I will confirm my covenant between me and you, and I will give you a multitude of descendants.” 3Abram bowed down with his face to the ground, and God said to him, 4“As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of a multitude of nations. 5No longer will your name be Abram. Instead, your name will be Abraham because I will make you the father of a multitude of nations. 6I will make you extremely fruitful. I will make nations of you, and kings will descend from you. 7I will confirm my covenant as a perpetual covenant between me and you. It will extend to your descendants after you throughout their generations. I will be your God and the God of your descendants after you. 8I will give the whole land of Canaan—the land where you are now residing—to you and your descendants after you as a permanent possession. I will be their God.” 9Then God said to Abraham, “As for you, you must keep the covenantal requirement I am imposing on you and your descendants after you throughout their generations. 10This is my requirement that you and your descendants after you must keep: Every male among you must be circumcised. 11You must circumcise the flesh of your foreskins. This will be a reminder of the covenant between me and you. 12Throughout your generations every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised, whether born in your house or bought with money from any foreigner who is not one of your descendants. 13They must indeed be circumcised, whether born in your house or bought with money. The sign of my covenant will be visible in your flesh as a permanent reminder. 14Any uncircumcised male who has not been circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin will be cut off from his people—he has failed to carry out my requirement.” 15Then God said to Abraham, “As for your wife, you must no longer call her Sarai; Sarah will be her name. 16I will bless her and will give you a son through her. I will bless her and she will become a mother of nations. Kings of countries will come from her!” 17Then Abraham bowed down with his face to the ground and laughed as he said to himself, “Can a son be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Can Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?” 18Abraham said to God, “O that Ishmael might live before you!” 19God said, “No, Sarah your wife is going to bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm my covenant with him as a perpetual covenant for his descendants after him. 20As for Ishmael, I have heard you. I will indeed bless him, make him fruitful, and give him a multitude of descendants. He will become the father of twelve princes; I will make him into a great nation. 21But I will establish my covenant with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this set time next year.” 22When he finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from him. 23Abraham took his son Ishmael and every male in his household (whether born in his house or bought with money) and circumcised them on that very same day, just as God had told him to do. 24Now Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised; 25his son Ishmael was thirteen years old when he was circumcised. 26Abraham and his son Ishmael were circumcised on the very same day. 27All the men of his household, whether born in his household or bought with money from a foreigner, were circumcised with him. (NET Bible)

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