God Executes Vengeance Against King Abimelech
Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. (Romans 4:3)
God chose Abraham as the father of the faithful. He told him, “In you all the families (nations) of the earth will be blessed” (Genesis 12:3 AMP). The Bible says that Abraham believed God and “it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Now, if anyone stood in the way of God’s “high calling” for Abraham they were going to encounter God’s vengeance.
King Abimelech of Gerar found this out when he took Sarah for himself into his palace. (You can read the rest of this story in Genesis, chapter 20.) Not only did King Abimelech restore Abraham’s wife, but the scriptures tell us that he told Abraham, “‘Look my kingdom over, and choose the place where you want to live’…Then he turned to Sarah. ‘Look,’ he said, ‘I am giving your “brother” (Abraham) a thousand silver pieces as damages for what I did, to compensate for any embarrassment and to settle any claim against me regarding this matter. Now justice has been done’” (Genesis 20:15–16 TLB emphasis mine).
Dear God, I bring to You my situation (name it). You know the injustice I have suffered. I do not take things into my own hands but trust you to execute Your vengeance and restore all to me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Bill Winston’s book, Vegeance of the Lord. To order this uplifting book, click here.
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