Even though Ismael repented and changed his ways He is still the fallen version of Avraham. This means I must die to self and get rid of all of the lust and desire in my heart for physicality and sensuality. This is the Ismael in me. My goal is to be like Avraham who represents the Holy love for G-d.
My prayer every morning is for HaShem to purge out of me all of the things that are not of HIM to make me clean to get ready for the coming back of the Moshiach- Yeshua the Jewish Messiah.
“After chronicling Abraham’s death, the Torah lists the descendants of Ishmael before continuing with the chronicle of Isaac in the next section.
[Ishmael] dwelled throughout the area [settled by] all his descendants. Genesis 25:18
Literally, the Hebrew original reads: “He fell throughout the area. . . . ” Ishmael was the “fallen” version of Abraham. Abraham personified holy love – love for G‑d and kindness to others. Ishmael personified love in its “fallen” version, an obsessive desire for physicality and sensuality.
In our own lives, it is our task to transform our love and passion for material things – the fallen love of Ishmael – into a holy love for G‑d.1 Sefer HaMa’amarim 5648, p. 196.