Key verse: Genesis 20:7
1. Now return the man's wife (1-7)
Now Abraham moved in Gerar. There, people had no fear of God. Abimelek king of Gerar innocently took Sarah, for Abraham said she was his sister. Now all things could be messed up especially God's everlasting covenant with Abraham and Sarah. No one could solve this situation. But the Lord God himself intervened the king to return her to Abraham for Abraham was his prophet and she was his wife. "If not," God said, "You and all who belong to you would surely die!"
2. Abraham prayed for Abimelek (8-18)
Abimelek was angry with Abraham for his lie. However, he honored God and his servant Abraham. He gave Sarah back with lots of materials. It was to recompense any of his mistakes. Abraham prayed. God blessed Abimelek again with many children. Abraham was not perfect. He did not trust in God absolutely. Yet God was faithful. He kept his covenant to curse those who curse Abraham. Most of all, God's covenant with Abraham and Sarah to send the Messiah through their line could be protected and accomplished.
Prayer: Lord, you are faithful though we are unfaithful. Thank you for protecting your servants unconditionally just because of our covenant relationship with you in the blood of Jesus.
One word: Don't touch my servant!