Genesis Chapter 20
Distributed by: KJV Bible Studies
Introduction: We continue our study on the book of Genesis this week as we read about Abraham's failure at Gerar as he continues to practice the bad act of deception.
I. Abraham's Practice of Deception
Gen 20:1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
Gen 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.
It is amazing how people are creatures of habit. If we habitually do a certain thing, then the odds are very high that we will probably do that again. Much money is spent by advertisers to buy lists of where people go online with their web browsers, in order to detect what they would likely to buy. I got a targeted email just today to try and sell me some more Christian books I had purchased because they saw I had bought several recently, and I might likely buy more.
While this has nothing to do with today's lesson, my point is we tend to repeat ourselves. And Abraham has an old sin reappear. Several times we saw Abraham lying, and again it comes up. Verse 1 says Abraham sojourned in Gerar. As before, Abraham declares Sarah to be his sister. He had purposed to do this while in Ur. This was a sin he had never confessed and forsaken.
It took 40 years in the wilderness to bring out what was in the hearts of Israel.
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