Genesis 12:10-20 Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land...
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Every time I read Genesis 12:10-20 about Abram and Sarai's journey to Egypt, I kind of scratch my head. Just a few verses earlier Abram is so tuned in to God and now, here he is really off course. Abram is fearful of what might happen as he and his family come into Egypt. I can understand that... So he sought the Lord and turned it over to Him, right? Not hardly. Instead of consulting God about the situation and seeking His protection, Abram relies on his own thinking--which is, by the way, faulty. And Sarai seems to be right there with him in this thinking.
Well as much as I don't want to admit it, I react like Abram and Sarai...oh...plenty often. (I'm guessing you do to?) So, what can we do to help make sure God is the first place we turn when we encounter fearful, unpleasant, or overwhelming situations? How might we help someone else if we see them reacting like Abram or Sarai here? Tami W.
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