God’s Promise for Ishmael

I have heard your request about Ishmael. Yes, I will bless him, make him fertile, and increase the number of his descendants. He will be the father of 12 princes, and I will make him a great nation. (Genesis 17:20)

When Hagar the mother of Ishmael was cast out by Sarah the Lord spoke to her about her son. God is a good God. He is a loving God.  God did not forsake Hagar nor her son .

Ishmael was the son of the bondwoman; Sarah’s Egyptian handmaid. He was born to Abraham and Hagar under the laws that Abraham and Sarah lived in at that time. If the wife cannot conceive than the husband can have a child by the handmaid.

This is exactly what happened and Ishmael was born.

None can deny that the Lord has blessed the descendants of Ishmael. They are a great nation. They are also royalty as proved by what God said that twelve princes came from him.

This clearly tells that every Arab is royalty.


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