Having grown impatient, Sarai devises a plan to get an heir. Abram foolishly concedes and goes along with Sarai’s sinful plan, which brings about disastrous consequences. Together they selfishly grasped for what God had promised, trying to work God’s plan into their timing. Hagar, though treated mercilessly by Sarai, is seen by and provided for by the Lord. He sees her in her distress and gives her a promise.