The Story of Abraham
(Ev. In. 47714)
Remember that Abraham has been richly blessed. He has land, sheep, camels
many servants, and material goods. Now Sarah throws a fit and demands that Abraham run Haggai and Ishmael off the land.
He could have easily spared a wagon, a driver, and plentiful supplies, food and water to sustain them until they were safely in Egypt. Someone please explain to me why he sent the mother of his child and his only son into the desert with practically nothing but the clothes on their back?
Did Sarah merely condemn them to exile or did she order their death? And if Abram cared for Ishmael, as is noted, is he so dominated by Sarah that he would go along with such an unspeakable plan?
I think if anything, this incident shows both the evil in fallen mankind and the extraordinary patience and bottomless LOVE that Our Lord God has for us..despite fair and just reason to condemn every last one of us to Hell.
Grace, Grace, Marvelous Grace!