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Birth of Isaac

Genesis 21:1-3

1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. 
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. 
3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

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Genesis 21:1-3
​1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

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God repeatedly Abraham to give him very many offspring. And He made a covenant with him. (Gen. 17) The promise to Abraham and Sarah to give them a son of their own flesh and blood was fulfilled in Genesis 21. Isaac (=he laughs) was born. God said: ‘It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned’, and: ‘But My covenant I will establish with Isaac’ (Gen. 17:21) The Messiah would be a descendant of Isaac. At Isaac’s birth Sarah said: ’God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.’ God made the birth of her son possible despite her barrenness. Hebr. 11:11 ‘And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered Him faithful who had made the promise’. Gal. 4:28 makes clear that Christians are, like Isaac, children of the promise, because the blessing of Abraham comes to them through Christ Jesus. (Gal. 3:14) Gal. 3:29: ‘ If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.’

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