SATURDAY 28TH MARCH
KEY VERSE: “Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive” (Genesis 12:12).
Abraham, who had departed from his father’s house by faith was worried by famine. Instead of turning to God in prayer to know what to do or where to go, he moved into Egypt. While entering Egypt, he became afraid and hatched a plan to protect himself.
The reason for his fear was that he might be killed by the Egyptians who would want to have his wife. He, therefore, willingly gave his wife to save his life. His fears were baseless. He lied to receive favour in exchange for his wife. God had to step in to bring judgment on Pharaoh and his household.
Man often entertains baseless fears, resulting in pains. Fear whittles down our faith and sometimes introduces complications that land us into bigger troubles. Fear of the future ranks high among the issues that create anxiety in people. Strangely, most of the fears we entertain are unfounded. It has been proven that an average person’s fear is focused on things that will never happen.
If you are apprehensive about a matter, commit it to the Lord in faith and leave it there. Abraham forgot the call on his life and went to Egypt without seeking God’s permission. He also forgot that God could supply his needs in time of famine wherever he lived.
Always remember that you are beloved of God and trust Him in times of lack, economic depression, distress, discouragement and sickness. When life’s challenges threaten, be strong, for God will save you (Isaiah 35:4).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Be strong, fear not; God will save you.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 28-30