Read through the chapter and then go over it again and write out what you notice in your notebook. The first challenge is experimenting with bible journaling. You can use the following to guide you if you wish. If you don’t like drawing, then just write out the words in appropriate sizes or shapes.
God is always punctual to his time; though his promised mercies come not at the time we set, they will certainly come at the time he sets, and that is the best time. (MHC)
- Draw the baby that was born to Sarah and write out his name. Here is a link to what his name means. Write out around him what Sarah said when she bore him in verse 6.
- Sarah sees Hagar’s son laughing or mocking her son. Ishmael was fourteen years older than Isaac and therefore probably between 17 and 19 years old. Write out what Sarah said in verse 10.
- Draw the bush Hagar laid her son under. Write out what God told her about Ishmael in verse 18.
- Draw the well of water and the seven ewe lambs. Label the well with its name and why it was called this. Write out who Abraham called on here.
- Write out in your own words what God tells Abraham to do in verse 2.
- Write out what Abraham does to prepare for this in verse 3.
- Draw the wood, the fire and the knife. Write out Isaac’s question and Abraham’s answer in verse 7,8.
Behold the fire is ready, the Spirit’s assistance and God’s acceptance; the wood is ready, the instituted ordinances designed to kindle our affections (which indeed, without the Spirit, are but like wood without fire, but the Spirit works by them); all things are now ready, but where is the lamb? Where is the heart? Is that ready to be offered up to God, to ascend to him as a burnt offering? (MHC)
- Draw an angel and what he says to Abraham in verse 12.
- Draw what Abraham sees caught in a bush in verse 13.
- Write out what Abraham calls this place. Later on, Mount Moriah is where the temple is built.
- Write out the blessing of verse 17,18.
Challenge #1: Genesis 21&22 PDF