The spirit of Abimelech 

Abraham feared that the king of Gerar, Abimelech, would kill him, and take Sarah, but the king had no such intention, although he did take Sarah, believing that she was only Abraham’s brother. 

When Abimelech discovered the truth, he returned Sarah, rebuked both her and Abraham, and did this,

“Then Abimelech took sheep, oxen, and male and female servants, and gave them to Abraham; and he restored Sarah his wife to him. And Abimelech said, ‘See, my land is before you; dwell where it pleases you’” (Genesis 20:14-15).

Not only did Abimelech return Sarah, but he gave Abraham generous gifts, including an invitation to live anywhere in the kingdom. 

It seems that Abraham should have been the one giving things to Abimelech, but this king was a righteous man evidently, and honored a man whom the Lord had said was a prophet. 

How do you treat people who have wronged you? 

One thought on “The spirit of Abimelech 

  1. I don’t really know the right way to treat those who have wrong me. can you help me by telling me how to treat those who have made my life miserable. I will be very grateful

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