Jealousy & Refusing to Share (Genesis 21)

with Ron Deal | May 4, 2020

No, you probably can't. But that's exactly what this stepmom said to her own husband about his son. I guess she was anxious her son would be shortchanged in the family will. Her exact words were, "Get rid of him." How awful. That's exactly what Sarah said to Abraham about his son, Ishmael. And it greatly distressed Abraham. Okay, let's learn from this. Jealousy and insecurity divide, devour, and destroy family relationships. Pray to get rid of jealousy and ask God for an open, gracious heart.

No, you probably can't. But that's exactly what this stepmom said to her own husband about his son. I guess she was anxious her son would be shortchanged in the family will. Her exact words were, "Get rid of him." How awful. That's exactly what Sarah said to Abraham about his son, Ishmael. And it greatly distressed Abraham. Okay, let's learn from this. Jealousy and insecurity divide, devour, and destroy family relationships. Pray to get rid of jealousy and ask God for an open, gracious heart.

Jealousy & Refusing to Share (Genesis 21)

With Ron Deal
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May 04, 2020
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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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