“Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. Say you are my sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.” When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman. And when Pharaoh’s officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace. He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels. But the Lord inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram’s wife Sarai. So Pharaoh summoned Abram. “What have you done to me?” he said. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife? Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife. Take her and go!” Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.” (Genesis 12:10-20 NLT)
What Abram did was not necessary. He didn’t have to have his wife sarai pose as his sister. But because he feared for his life he felt he had to come up with this scheme in order to remain alive.
How many times have we (myself included) gone into uncertain situations and our fear gets the best of us? God would have protected Abram and Sarai without Abram’s scheme. It’s like we sometimes think God does not have thing under control. There have been times in my life I tried to ensure my own future because I feared things were not moving fast enough. God had to slow me down and talk to my head. I still sometimes get a little fearful when presented with something I haven’t done before or if things aren’t as clear as I want them. But God reminds me that He is in control and I don’t have to come up with some big plan to keep things afloat.
Trust God He’s got you. When fear rises with the uncertainties of life, remember who your Sheppard is. Remember who bought you through “the valley of the shadow of death.” He bought you this far, He is not going to leave you. Trust in Him and don’t let fear make you do stupid
(READ PSALM 23!!!!)
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