Genesis 20

Good morning y’all. Today we in Genesis 20. In this chapter we see Abraham repeat the same mistake he made in chapter 12 .He lied that Sarah was his sister and as a result an entire household almost died!

Be blessed 🙂

S – Scriptures that stood out for me
Genesis 20:6-7 MSG : God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know your intentions were pure, that’s why I kept you from sinning against me; I was the one who kept you from going to bed with her. So now give the man’s wife back to him. He’s a prophet and will pray for you—pray for your life. If you don’t give her back, know that it’s certain death both for you and everyone in your family.”

O – Observations
O1) Abraham once again didn’t trust God enough to keep him and Sarah safe in their travels. He lied to Abimelech that Sarah was his sister. Fair enough she was his half sister but he conveniently forgot the bit that she was also his wife. He did this because he was scared of the men in the town killing him for Sarah.
Do we trust God enough to know that if he has called us, he will keep us safe. He is the one who said I will go before you and make every crooked path straight.
Lying is never the solution to the problem. If at all it creates more problem.

O2) Abrahams lie almost cost Abimelech and his entire household a death sentence. Had the king slept with Sarah that would have been the end eveb though he took her in based on the information he was given. Thank God for mercy, God revealed the truth to him in a dream and asked him to return Sarah to her husband. He obeyed. I particularly like what God said to him in v5, He said I knew your intentions were pure that’s why i kept you from sinning….God knows the intent of our heart and he will always come to help us. Even when we are unaware that we are going in the wrong direction, God is faithful, He doesnt just sit back and let us miss it, No he always looks for ways to point us back to the right direction as he did for Abimelech.

O3) Abimelech obeyed God and returned Sarah to her husband and he even blessed them both with gifts. Abraham prayed for him and his wife and servants were able to conceive again. Had Abimelech not heeded God’s voice, his wife and servants would still be barren and they would have died.

A – Application

A1) Let’s trust God with every aspect of our Lives no matter how irrelevant we may feel it is

A2) Let’s endeavour with the help of the holy spirit to always be truthful even if the truth has consequences.

P – Prayer
Dear Lord we thank you for today. We pray you help us trust you with all that we are and have. Help us to always speak the truth even when we know there are consequences. We ask that you will always guide us and when are going astray you will lead us aright and give us the grace to follow your direction. We love you Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen

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Have a blessed friday and remember God is able to keep us and protect us.

***With God all things are possible***


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