Abraham struggles to find a fertile wife to give birth to the one thing he has ever wanted; a son. His wife, Sarai, cannot produce a child, so she recommends he tries to have a son with her servant, Hagar. (Genesis 15-17)
Hagar... I'm sorry I have to tell you this, but.... I don't this this is going to work out between us.
Abraham successfully has two sons! He has one with Hagar and one with his "infertile" wife Sarah. All is going great until Sarah's jealousy shows through.
God speaks to Abraham
Sarah's jealousy gets to the point where she can't stand having Hagar and Ishmael around anymore. She goes to Abraham and demands that he banishes them from the holy land.
I'm sorry this has to end this way, but pack your bags.
Abraham banishes Hagar and Ishmael from the holy land on Sarah's order.
But why? I thought it was going so well!
To make Abraham the father of many nations and of many descendants and give "the whole land of Canaan" to his descendants, God commands Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac.
Abraham is torn in two, finally deciding to obey God, for he has always had a plan before. He walks Isaac up a mountain, knife in hand ready to sacrifice his son. He tells Isaac they're going to give an animal sacrifice.