Genesis 16:8-9 speaks of the conversation that transpired between the angel of the Lord and Hagar, the Egyptian servant girl who was running away from her mistress, Sarai, whom she had despised.
The angel of the Lord (pre-incarnate Christ) said “Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go?” which in other words were two questions, posed by God – i.e, where from and where to?
Points to ponder:
These two questions of God (where from and where to) are extremely crucial and important in our understanding God’s interests in our whereabouts. Even though he is omniscient, God wants us to acknowledge our place – both from and to. We must be running from the things that displease him and be running to him. God is asking you today as he did Hagar – where from and to?
Genesis 16:8 -9 (KJV)
8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
9 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.