Genesis 17:16 NLT
And I will bless her and give you a son from her! Yes, I will bless her richly, and she will become the mother of many nations. Kings of nations will be among her descendants.
Let's look at the context of this verse. God is talking to Abraham about Sarah. He tells Abraham that in their old age, he will impregnate Sarah and she will give birth to their very own biological son. God is letting Abraham know that His blessing is on her life and on their descendants.
The phrase ‘mother of many nations’ actually refers to nations outside of what would become Israel (1) as well as direct descendants. She will be known as the mother of those who believe in God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Even royalty will be a part of her lineage.
People of all statuses, even those of great power and influence, direct biological descendants, and people who believe and worship Jesus as the Son of God, will acknowledge, recognize, and honor her as ‘mother’.
And that is what mother means in this verse.
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