Once again, Abraham moved to a land and the king took Sarah as his wife…at age 90. She is my sister–his favorite line, put Sarah and the king’s life in danger. God again was kind. God stopped the king and blessed Abraham.
The idea that Abraham could trust God with everything but his wife, while odd, is not much different than most of us. As we follow the Lord, we tend to hold back pieces of our life to protect and control. As we do we endanger our walk and the lives of those around us.
We need to go “all in” in our faith. No hold backs, no exceptions. If we can trust him to save us, we should trust him with everything. As we do–he is free to bless us. Prov 3:5-6 says,”trust in the Lord with ALL your heart, lean not on your own understanding, acknowledge him in all your ways and he will make your paths straight.”
God Bless You
Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev and lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar,
and there Abraham said of his wife Sarah, “She is my sister.” Then Abimelek king of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her.
But God came to Abimelek in a dream one night and said to him, “You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman.”
Now Abimelek had not gone near her, so he said, “Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation?
Did he not say to me, ‘She is my sister,’ and didn’t she also say, ‘He is my brother’? I have done this with a clear conscience and clean hands.”