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The Sister line, again?? Well in fairness to Abraham, Abimelek was a fierce King that took whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted it.  But After all the trials and tribulations they faced, Abraham should have simply trusted and followed God.  He used the sister line, though and sure enough, at 99, Sarah was taken to become the king’s wife…I often wonder how beautiful she must have been that she would still be enticing to kings at nearly a century later. 

The great news for Abraham and his family was that God was there and would not allow anything to happen to Abraham and Sarah.  Even though Abraham had trust issues, God was faithful, in a big way!  As he had with the other leaders, God stopped Abimelek in his tracks and preserved Abraham and Sarah–in addition, he bought for them peace in a difficult country.  There was no chance that the King or his men would dare harm this group that clearly was being protected by God himself.

In our lives, we too must trust God and allow him to lead, guide and direct us in our journey.  In those times we doubt or fear, we MUST remember how he has protected and provided for us again and again.  He is amazing and loves us beyond measure.  He will protect, provide and prepare us for what lies ahead and never  forsake us–even when we forsake him. His record is amazing–So trust him and follow him closely and humbly!!!

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.”

Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know you did this with a clear conscience, and so I have kept you from sinning against me. That is why I did not let you touch her. Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all who belong to you will die.”

Early the next morning Abimelek summoned all his officials, and when he told them all that had happened, they were very much afraid. Then Abimelek called Abraham in and said, “What have you done to us? How have I wronged you that you have brought such great guilt upon me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that should never be done.”