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Gen 16:1–15

16:1–15 In her impatience, Sarah tried to fulfill the divine promise through her own initiative by means of her maidservant, Hagar. The immediate result is strife in the home, and its long-term consequence is the mixed blessing of numerous progeny who will inherit Hagar’s defiant spirit (v. 12). This natural generation did not bring peace; only the greater Seed of Abraham (Gal. 3:16), the Son of the God of peace, can do that.