She’s still my Sister–Genesis 20

Abraham still was afraid his wife’s beauty would be his end.  She is my sister—He told the King.  The King took her as a wife AT AGE 90+.  Once again, God as a protector of his own, saved Abraham and Sarah.  The King initially was mad.  But, then if you think of it—He did take Sarah.  So God allowed him to make things right.  Abraham prayed for him and his kingdom and they were saved. 

When we follow God, it does not mean we will always be perfect.  We still sin.  But God looks at our faith and our hearts and when we submit and follow him, he will bless us and protect us.  He provides in so many ways we never understand.  I am sure Abraham was astonished when the King came with a repentant heart.  He would have never guessed that.  Often we face insurmountable odds in our lives and see God help bring us through without any help from us.  The Lord wants us to pull up stakes and follow.  He wants us to trust him to meet our needs and protect us.  When we do, we are blessed and we bless others around us.  Abraham should not have feared the King, but, Abraham certainly trusted the Lord and his faith was counted as righteousness.  Help me Lord, to have Abraham’s faith

God Bless You

20 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, 2 and there Abraham said of his wife Sarah, “She is my sister. ” Then Abimelek king of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her. 3 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.” 4 Now Abimelek had not gone near her, so he said, “Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation? 5 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. ” 6 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. 7 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.”

Ecclesiastes 10 part 1–Dumb and Dumber

 

Dumb and Dumber—We see the movies of that genre with the stars like Will Farrell, Owen Taylor, Steve Corrall etc. and laugh, shake our heads and wonder how that crud gets on the screen.  Clearly not designed to stimulate or minds, but, just to hit the base levels of physical humor.  In life, we see folks that live their lives like that genre—dumb choices, bad attitudes and coarse mouths and manners. We laugh, shake our heads and wonder how they can go through life so misdirected.

Solomon is right. Pitiful behavior taints the best of circumstances. We can spot foolish folks from a mile off.  Knowing that, we need to walk in a way that honors God.  Our hearts and attitudes should reflect God.  Live, Laugh and love—that is great; but, know that as you respond in a way that honors God, people will be drawn to you and you will be perceived as a wise person.

Help me Lord to live wisely and behave in a way that is not Dumb and Dumber!

God Bless You

Ecclesiastes 10
As dead flies give perfume a bad smell,    so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. 2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right,    but the heart of the fool to the left. 3 Even as fools walk along the road,    they lack sense    and show everyone how stupid they are. 4 If a ruler’s anger rises against you,    do not leave your post;    calmness can lay great offenses to rest.

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