At the very time God promised, Abraham’s son Isaac was born. God’s plan to send the Savior stayed right on schedule every step of the way.

BibleGateway: Genesis 21:1-7

ESV Text: Genesis 21:1-7

Genesis 21:1–7 (Listen)

The Birth of Isaac

21:1 The LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had promised. And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac.1 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him. Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.” And she said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”

Footnotes

[1] 21:3 Isaac means he laughs

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KJV Text:

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     1 And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken. 2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. 3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. 4 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him. 5 And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. 6 And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. 7 And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 364 (LSB 524):
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. How sweet the name of Jesus sounds 
In a believer’s ear! 
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, 
And drives away his fear. 

2. It makes the wounded spirit whole 
And calms the troubled breast; 
‘Tis manna to the hungry soul 
And to the weary, rest. 

3. Dear name! The Rock on which I build, 
My Shield and Hiding-place; 
My never-failing Treasury filled 
With boundless stores of grace. 

4. By Thee my prayers acceptance gain 
Although with sin defiled. 
Satan accuses me in vain, 
And I am owned a child. 

5. Jesus, my Shepherd, Guardian, Friend, 
My Prophet, Priest, and King, 
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, 
Accept the praise I bring. 

6. Weak is the effort of my heart 
And cold my warmest thought; 
But when I see Thee as Thou art, 
I’ll praise Thee as I ought. 

7. Till then I would Thy love proclaim 
With every fleeting breath; 
And may the music of Thy name 
Refresh my soul in death. 


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