20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard and heeded you: behold, I will bless him and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly; He will be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. [Fulfilled in Gen 25:12-18.]
21 But My covenant, My promise and pledge, I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this season next year.
22 And God stopped talking with him and went up from Abraham.
- Now for the record. I am quoting the Scriptures as they are written. I normally change some the words to refer to our Creator like Lord and God but!
- The Master Creator compels me now to let go. To post the words as understood by the public.
So? You Stopped Talking To Abraham …
Sure enough, a year later? What a marvel! Laughter! Even so? For years and years, I have read such Scriptures without a hint of how marvellously those Scriptures apply to me personally.
- No kidding! It is just now that I am grasping the immensity of Your ways to tell us our own history in the 66 books that comprise the library called Bible.
- Well! The story continues. Quote:
1 NOW THE Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks or terebinths of Mamre; as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day,
2 He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men stood at a little distance from him. He ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the ground
3 And said, My lord, if now I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant, I beg of you.
4 Let a little water be brought, and you may wash your feet and recline and rest yourselves under the tree.
5 And I will bring a morsel (mouthful) of bread to refresh and sustain your hearts before you go on further–for that is why you have come to your servant. And they replied, Do as you have said.
6 So Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah and said, Quickly get ready three measures of fine meal, knead it, and bake cakes.
7 And Abraham ran to the herd and brought a calf tender and good and gave it to the young man [to butcher]; then he [Abraham] hastened to prepare it.