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Shadowland: Beginnings: Week 26

Genesis 21

The Promised Seed

Isaac as a type of the new birth

  1. Abraham and Sarah were "dead" before Isaac was born, and had to be quickened. Romans 4:19
  2. God worked a miracle for Isaac to be born.
  3. The birth of Isaac was a cause for celebration. In the same way, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents. Luke 15:10
  4. The birth of Isaac aroused opposition from the "flesh".
  5. The birth of Isaac revealed the true character of Ishmael. It is only after the new birth that we begin to see the true extent of our depravity.
  6. Isaac was circumcised on the eighth day. "In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ." Colossians 2:11
  7. Isaac grew by feeding on his mother's milk. "As new born babes, desire the pure milk of the Word." 1 Peter 2:2
  8. While God saw only Isaac as the heir from the beginning, there came a day when the son of the bondwoman was cast out. "who shall transform the body of our humiliation to its becoming conformed to the body of his glory." Phillipians 3:21

God's Grace to Ishmael

The Covenant With the Philistines