Camels, Water, and Revival

“And he caused the camels to kneel outside of the city near the well of water; the time was evening, the time when those come out who are drawing water. And he said, ‘Yahweh, the God of my lord Abraham, please ordain success for me in my presence this day and demonstrate covenant faithfulness to… Read More

Abraham’s Prayer and Abimelek’s Household: Genesis 20:18

“And Abraham prayed to God and God healed Abimelek and his wives and his handmaidens and they bore children because Yahweh had completely worked restraint throughout all the wombs in the house of Abimelek over this thing of Sarah, the wife of Abraham.” (Genesis 20:18)   As we discussed in the passages above, God protects… Read More

Abraham the Prophet: Genesis 20:7

“Now, return the wife of this man, for he is a prophet and he will pray on your behalf so you will live. And if you do not return her, know that you will surely die—you and all who are yours.” (Genesis 20:7)   What I find fascinating about this encounter is that even though… Read More

Destroying a Righteous Nation: Genesis 20:4

“Abimelek had not come near to her, and he said, “Lord, will you kill a nation that is also righteous?’” (Genesis 20:4)   Abimelek is making an interesting statement as well as having a deep theological insight. The recognition that he makes is that if God brings judgment against him as king over the people,… Read More