Isaac, the child of promise, is born miraculously to parents who were too old to have children. We see in the birth of Isaac a picture of the birth of Jesus - also a miraculous conception.

Later, Isaac is persecuted by Ishmael and in this we also see Christ, rejected by the religious leaders of His day.

Finally, we see God placing fear upon Abimelech and causing him to enter into covenant with Abraham - with the result being the protection of God’s people from harm.

We are encouraged to see God keeping His promise, even to those whose faith occasionally wavered, and bringing great blessing into the lives of those He had chosen to be His own.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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