Genesis 12:1-20

1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan, Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him. From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the Lord and called upon the name of the Lord. And Abram journeyed on, still going toward the Negeb.

Abram and Sarai in Egypt

10 Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land. 11 When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, “I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance, 12 and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13 Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared for your sake.” 14 When Abram entered Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful. 15 And when the princes of Pharaoh saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 16 And for her sake he dealt well with Abram; and he had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

17 But the Lord afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 18 So Pharaoh called Abram and said, “What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her for my wife? Now then, here is your wife; take her, and go.” 20 And Pharaoh gave men orders concerning him, and they sent him away with his wife and all that he had.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

15 thoughts on “Essential 100-Day 6

  1. Dear Heavenly Father,
    Thank you for your Word so we can learn how others lived and know the plans, commandments and promises you have for our lives. Lead us today as we try to navigate through an uncertain world. We can only relay on You to sustain us through it all. Thank you for your faithfulness and abiding love. In Jesus’ most precious and holy name, I pray. Amen

  2. Pharaoh discovered Abram’s deception but did not kill Abram and Sarai.

    Eventually, the Lord will fulfill has promise, his covenant with Abram. Will that be covered tomorrow, or the next day? Until then,

    We are promised in Romans 10:9-10:
    because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God
    raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and
    with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

    Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Someday, my heart will stop beating. Someday yours will, a family member, a friend or co-worker’s heart will beat for the last time. And they will face the creator of the universe.

    Share the scripture above with someone today. If they know the LORD, P.T.L. together. If not, humbly ask them to accept today.

    Let’s be fruitful today.

  3. Praise the lord for the promises he made to Abraham and family. He will always keep his promises to you and me. Forgive me for my sins and my I give glory and honor to our savior JESUS.

    1. Amen and Hallelujah 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤❤❤ Praises to my Lord and Savior. I love him so. You are to be glorified.

  4. God’s word is very clear! God will bless those that bless Israel. May we never forget that.

  5. Dios es fiel y verdadero que nos guarda siempre con su gran poder. Agradezco a El cada día su misericordia y su amor para mi y mis seres queridos 🙏❤

  6. I am so very thankful the Lord called me – out of sin and death and into His family of faith and eternal life in Christ Jesus my Lord!

  7. Praise you, Lord, for your eternal Kingdom. Thank you for knowing and choosing me from the beginning. Draw those who are called closer to you so that we may be a beacon in a dark and confused world. Nothing is too big for You to heal and overcome. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen.

    1. When the Lord told Abraham to follow Him, Abraham did not ask “where are we going?” “Why are we going? He just obeyed the Lord and followed Him – no questions asked.
      Lord give me the faith to “just follow Jesus” – no questions asked.
      We serve an awesome GOD!

  8. When we follow God’s plan, we don’t have to fear circumstances— but only stand, by faith, on the truth. When we act in fear, like Abram did concerning Sarai, we suffer unnecessary consequences.

    Lord, help me to follow you with unwavering faith in the face of life’s uncertainties.

  9. Father God, I pray today that I obey you and share your goodness to someone that is unsaved.

  10. We are called to be a blessing to others by sharing God’s Word of Salvation. The light on the hill are we.
    Thank you Father God for the awesome privilege…Amen!

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