Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
nor are they all children
because they are Abraham’s descendants, but: “ through Isaac your descendants will be named.”
Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but
Sarah shall be her name.
He said, “
I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him.
Then the Lord took note of Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had promised.
In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become
a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “ So shall your descendants be.”
But what does it say? “
The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,
By faith even
Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.
And you brethren,
like Isaac, are children of promise.