God will fulfill His promise and that Isaac is in no real danger. But for now he isn’t sure God will preserve his life.
And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptiansbeheld the woman that she was very fair.
The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house.
And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
And the L
plagued Pharaoh and his housewith great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife.
And Pharaoh called Abram and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her,and go thy way.
And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: andthey sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
And Abram wentup out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, intothe south.
And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
And hewent on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where histent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the first: and there Abram called onthe name of the L
First, isn’t it interesting how this story compares with what the Israelites willexperience later:
They both go to Egypt to get food
They both get stuck there
God strikes Pharaoh with plagues
Both left with silver and gold
Both returned to the Promised Land where they originally startedBut more importantly,
Abram called on the name of the LORD
.” The main point of this is God’s work in Abraham’s life. He’s called him out of idolatry, and He’sproving to him that He can be trusted.Let me give you a few thoughts in closing:
The obedience of faith comes over time.
God has promised that all things worktogether for our good and that we will be conformed to the image of His Son (Rom.8:28-30). It may seem slow and painful, but it is happening. On the other hand, it must happen. “
If we say we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in thedarkness, we lie and do not practice the truth
” (I Jn. 1:6).