Gen 20

Background to Gen 20
Gen 20 talks about the story of Abraham and Abimelech, Abraham move south wards and Abimelech took a fancy of Sarah and wanted to make her his wife. Abraham being afraid told Sarah to only introduces him as her brother

This round God interfered and prevented Abimelech from sinning against God.

1. Was Abimelech aware of his sins initially?

2. How God prevented Abimelech from sinning?

Answers and Thoughts

  1. Abimelech was unaware that Sarah is the wife of Abraham (Gen 20:4-5). However, God is a God of Justice and would not allow sin to continue, even if it’s unintentional sins.
  2. God appeared to Abimelech in a dream (Gen 20:3) and he closed up the womb of the household of Abimeleh (Gen 20:18). Using it as a warning to Abimelech and preventing him from sinning. Sometimes as we live our lives, can we hear the warning signs sent from God to us? God will always send warnings and messages to his children to prevent them from sinning. This is actually the love of God