Genesis 26:6–11 (ESV)
Isaac and Abimelech (Part 1)
6 So Isaac settled in Gerar. 7 When the men of the place asked him about his wife, he said, “She is my sister,” for he feared to say, “My wife,” thinking, “lest
the men of the place should kill me because of Rebekah,” because she was attractive in appearance. 8 When he had been there a long time, Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out of a window and saw Isaac laughing
with Rebekah his wife. 9 So Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Behold, she is your wife. How then could you say, ‘She is my sister’?” Isaac said to him, “Because I thought, ‘Lest I die because
of her.’ ” 10 Abimelech said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.” 11 So
Abimelech warned all the people, saying, “Whoever touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.”
As the saying goes… “Like
father, like son.” Abraham had lied to protect his life by saying his wife was his sister. Well, Isaac does the same thing with Abimelech. We see a lack of faith in people who are considered faithful people. This reminds
me of the Romans text that says “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” It also remind me of Peter’s claim that he will never deny Jesus. And when I look into the mirror, I must admit that everytime I sin…
I am turning away from God. Lord forgive me.
I pray: O Lord, I repent of my sins and want to
do better. I want to walk according to your ways, but I see failure. Forgive me and help me to focus on Christ. Amen.