Who was Sarah in the Bible?
Here's the answer:
Sarah was the wife of Abraham.
Sarah faithfully followed Abraham when he was called by God to leave his country, his people, and his family (Genesis 12:1-4). Sarah could have stayed in their homeland, but she had faith in God too. However, there were times when Sarah doubted God. Sarah was barren, which means she couldn’t have children. She felt ashamed and doubted God’s goodness.
God promised Abraham and Sarah they would have a child in His timing. Abraham and Sarah were supposed to wait, but Sarah grew impatient. She took matters into her own hands and said Abraham could have a child with her servant, Hagar. Abraham obeyed his wife, but Sarah later got upset for Hagar having a child with Abraham. This caused Sarah to run off Hagar and acted mean to her.
Despite her impatience, God still blessed them with a son. Their son was named Isaac. Sarah once lived in disbelief of God’s promises, yet now she had trust in Him. Yet, Sarah made mistakes just like us. When we read about different people in the Bible, it doesn’t mean they are perfect. They have their own faults and failures just like us.
"Terah left Ur in Babylon. He took with him his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran. Terah also took his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram. All of them left together to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they made their home there” (Genesis 11:31).
"The LORD took Abram outside and said, ‘Look up at the sky. Count the stars, if you can.” Then he said to him, “That’s how many children will be born into your family’” (Genesis 15:5).
"Sarah said, 'God has given laughter to me. Everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.’ She also said, ‘Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would breast-feed children? But I’ve had a son by him when he is old’” (Genesis 21:6-7).