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Transquotation: Genesis 21:14-17; 21:19

26 Dec

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in His word:

Verses:

So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba. When the water in the skin was gone, she put the child under one of the bushes. Then she went and sat down opposite him a good way off, about the distance of a bowshot, for she said, “Let me not look on the death of the child.” And as she sat opposite him, she lifted up her voice and wept. And God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What troubles you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is. (Genesis 21:14-17)

Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. (Genesis 21:19)

Transquotation:

As we wandered in the wilderness of our sin, we began to get Spiritually dehydrated, and though there was a well of life right in front of us, we were blind to Him. Soon we were near death, but at last we lifted up her voices and wept. And God heard the voice of His son speaking on our behaves, and God revealed to us the well of His son.

Explanation of the transquote:

The reality of our situation was at one time very grim. It could even be said that it was, in fact, downright ugly. A heap of Spiritual skin and bones, trying to dig for ourselves a well but only finding more sand… Not a pretty sight. But you know whats even stranger? That God’s own son would be willing to actually die to secure our disgusting excuse for a Spirit for Himself.

‘God heard the cry of the boy.’ Now granted, Jesus wasn’t a boy when He died for us, He was thirty-three (33). But none the less, there’s certainly a resemblance between this ‘boy who God heard’ and between God’s son who He heard. Not to mention that in both cases someone was saved; though in one case it was just the boy who cried out and his mother, and in the other case it was the whole world…

New Testament confirmation:

Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” (John 4:13-18)

The Samaritan women here was looking for satisfaction in different relationships; She was digging in the sand of her sin trying to get refreshment. What she didn’t realize was that she was talking with the “water” who could refresh her. Same thing could be said of Hagar, and for that matter, of us before we knew Jesus.

Context confirmation:

And God was with the boy, and he grew up. He lived in the wilderness and became an expert with the bow. (Genesis 21:20)

So in other words; God was with Him, and He became a great hunter… Sort of like how God was with Jesus and grew up and became a great hunter of Satan. — This supports the transquotation by strengthening the connection we see between Ishmael and Jesus.

You are Loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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