Genesis 18 vs. 9-15 with Betty

 9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

14 Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

K.J.V. Bible Text

My Thoughts:

When the Lord told Abraham that he would return in one year and that Sarah would have a son at that appointed time, Sarah laughed just as Abraham had when he heard this news. She believed that she and Abraham were too old to have a child.

The Lord asked Abraham why Sarah laughed and doubted his word.  He said, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”

Sarah was afraid and lied to the Lord saying that she did not laugh, but of course the Lord knew she was not telling the truth.

From this we can be reminded that the Lord always knows when we doubt him and that we cannot lie to him either.

Betty Killebrew

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