It's Day 18 and we're in Genesis 16.Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 15 - Some things that we do in our moments when we're not trusting God have consequences that echo for years - or in this case, centuries.
- Verses 1-2 - Polygamy was practiced back then, so that part is not particularly unusual for the day. The larger problem is that this was an attempt to manufacture an answer to what God had promised instead of trusting Him to come through.
- Verses 5-6 - Sarai is wrong and petty to do this; Abram is wrong and cowardly to give in. Remember that not everything done by people in the Bible is approved by God.
- Verse 9 - This is not an endorsement of Sarai's behavior, but the child did need to be with Abram.
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Your Questions and Comments:
- "So this talks about a lot of kings, but it seems like they are just kings of a city. Is this basically like what we’d call a mayor just with more power? How far/big are these kingdoms from each other or are they just a bunch of cities?" - You're right. When we think of kings, we generally think of large nations. In this context in Genesis, it would be more like a mayor with an army. Usually just a fortified city and the immediately surrounding area.