Sunday : Bible journal

Mother of Nations : Sarah (Sari)

Genesis 17:16

16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.

Sarah, the wife of Abraham, became a mother of nations, and kings came from her. Who was this unique woman of faith, and what can we learn from her?

  • From Sarai to Sarah
  • Sarah is the only woman in the Bible whose name was changed by God. She was first called Sarai—meaning “my princess”—but God changed her name to Sarah—signifying “princess” to all (Soncino Commentary, comments on Genesis 17:15).
  • Sarah’s faith in God’s promises
  • Sarah in the Bible: a symbol of the New Covenant
  • Sarah’s example for Christian women today

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