God's promises are true, and as we see confirmation and reaffirmation of the promise of this son to Abram we also see how God works in spite of man's attempt at intervention. Ishmael's birth was not what God had originally intended, yet God has used Ishmael and his descendants to further His plans. Ishmael's people are the Arabs of today, the Muslims, those who would destroy Israel. Even though Abram and Sarai disobeyed God, the promises was kept, and reiterated once more in Genesis 17.
- Assistant Pastor Rick Mitton