Worn Out Women Bible Study
Week 4: Hagar
Welcome to Week 4 of the Worn Out Women Bible study. Each week is independent, but to get the most out of the study, be sure to cover each week’s lessons.
Day 1: Hagar
Read Genesis 16:1-15, 21:9-21
As you read the passage make note of how Abraham and Sarah viewed Hagar and how God viewed Hagar.
- Where was Hagar from?
- Who did she work for?
- How did she end up in the desert the first time?
- Who met her on the way back to Egypt?
- What did God tell Hagar?
- How did Hagar respond to God?
- How did she end up in the desert the second time?
- What was she doing when God found her?
“Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7 (ESV)
Recite aloud Luke 12:7 multiple times.
Pray that God will direct your paths.
Day 2: Further Reading
Read Genesis 12:10-20, 15:1-21
Where does Hagar fit in?
- Why did Abraham and Sarah go to Egypt?
- How did Abraham and Sarah demonstrate a lack of faith?
- How did Hagar get caught up in Abraham and Sarah’s drama?
Write Luke 12:7 on an index card. Tape it to your mirror or somewhere else where you will see it throughout the day.
Pray that God will keep you strong in your faith.
Day 3: Dig Deeper
Read Genesis 16:1-15, 21:9-21 in several different versions of the Bible.
As you read Hagar’s story, make note of anything that jumps out from one version to the next. Make a list of questions you’d like to find more about.
Every time you pass by your memory verse index card, say it aloud.
Closing Prayer Pray for God to help you to keep your eyes on Him rather than getting caught up in your own insecurities.
Day 4: Continue Digging.
Use a study Bible or online resource such as Bible Hub, Bible Gateway, or Blue Letter Bible to research El Roi, the name Hagar gives to God.
Take notes as you research.
Have you memorized Luke 12:7 yet? If not, keep saying it aloud throughout the day.
Thank God for any insight that He gives you in your studies.
Day 5: Make it Personal
Read Hagar’s story one more time.. Find ways that you are like her. How does her story relate to your life?
Conclude your study of Hagar by applying it to your life.
- How does her story relate to you?
- How are you like Hagar?
- Have you ever felt like a second-class citizen?
- Have you ever been caught in someone else’s drama?
- How do you react in times of struggle?
- Do you listen for the voice of God?
- Do you follow God’s instructions?
Incorporate Luke 12:7 in your conversations with family and friends. See how often you can mention it.
Thank God for seeing you through whatever you’re going through. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you in a mighty way.