Evident as Standard
Today's reading: Genesis 21:22-24
Abraham wasn't perfect. No one is. But he was dedicated to serving and following God's ways, and that choice was evident by the way he conducted his day-to-day life. It was also evident by the way God blessed Abraham, watching over, protecting and providing abundantly for him and his family and workers.
Abraham stood out. He was different (in a good way) than anyone Abimelech had encountered. He lived openly and boldly for God, and what he displayed was attractive to Abimelech. So much so, that he seeks out Abraham to establish a friendship and secure a covenant business relationship with him.
Would your neighbors, co-workers and family members say of you (like Abimelech did toward Abraham) "God is with you in all that you do"? Do you openly talk about and acknowledge being a follower of Christ/God outside of church and your home? What does this passage reveal about the wisdom of seeking out and surrounding ourselves with godly friends? Tami
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