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Genesis 20:9-11 GW Then Abimelech called for Abraham and asked him, "What have you done to us? How have I sinned against you that you would bring such a serious sin on me and my kingdom? You shouldn't have done this to me."
Abimelech also asked Abraham, "What were you thinking when you did this?"
Abraham said, "I thought that because there are no God-fearing people in this place, I'd be killed because of my wife.
When Abrahan deceived the king, He cast a shadow not only on his reputation, but also on the God he served. The conclusion others might draw is that he didn't think God was powerful enough to protect him and his family. Instead he deceived, and, in essence, lied.
How many times do we do the same thing, try to cover our behinds with less than the whole truth instead of trusting God?
Psalm 53:2-3 GW God looks down from heaven on Adam's descendants to see if there is anyone who acts wisely, if there is anyone who seeks help from God. Everyone has fallen away. Together they have become rotten to the core. No one, not even one person, does good things.
Only in God can we even have hope, freedom and peace, so why do we keep trying to do things our way instead of His, which leads to deception and pain?