Get Rid of That Slave Woman

Part One

The story of Hagar offers many a lesson. The first being that ostracism can be from God.

In defense of her child and in a long-begotten jealousy against Hagar, Sarah says to Abraham in Genesis 21:10 that he should “get rid of that slave woman and her son…” meaning Hagar and her son with Abraham, Ishmael.

The thought of his son Ishmael no longer in the household coupled with whatever else Abraham had going on brought him so much stress that God interrupted his…

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