Today's Reading: Genesis 20-21
Key Verses: Genesis 21:2-3
For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.
Abraham named the baby Isaac, which means, "laughter," for good reasons:
1) When Abraham was promised by God that he would have a son with his wife Sarah, Abraham "Fell on his face and laughed".
2) When Sarah heard the promise of God she laughed also, but it was a different laugh. Abraham laughed for joy, and Sarah laughed because of unbelief (Gen. 18:12).
3) The promise, of which Isaac was the heir, has become a cause for laughter as an expression of joy down through the ages.
Isaac was born "at the set time." God is rarely early in fulfilling His promises, but He is never late! God is punctual. His promised mercies may not come on our schedule. They will come in His timing.
"Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!" (Psalm 27:14).
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord, I heard that someone prayed, "Dear Lord, give me patience, and please hurry up!" That thought brings me laughter, and that's okay with You. I pray that Your joy will fill my heart. Amen!
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