Tuesday – Pentateuch
Reading – Genesis 21
“About this time, Abimelech came with Phicol, his army commander, to visit Abraham. “God is obviously with you, helping you in everything you do,” Abimelech said.”
Genesis 21:22 NLT
That would be something I would love to hear – “God is obviously with you.”
In Abraham’s case, it was partly because of his wealth. God had blessed his endeavors with increase.
Abraham also did not hide the fact that he worshipped God and he acted (mostly) with wisdom and generosity.
You might ask how I could say that after he just sent Hagar and Isaac into the wilderness. Keep in mind that in doing so, he was granting freedom to a slave. Even then he was hesitant but God assured him they would be okay.
True to his word, God provided for them.
So, how do we get to the point where acquaintances would say that God is obviously with us?
I believe that comes with acting openly in the grace, wisdom, and compassion of Christ.
How do your acquaintances see you?
What have you done to get there?
What would you like to do to shine as one whom God is with?