Abraham had a terrible life-stopping fear. Do you have a fear like that?
Abraham said, “Because I thought,
surely there is no fear of God in this place,
and they will kill me because of my wife.
Satan takes advantage of Abraham’s great fear! If Satan can succeed now, he will stop God’s plan of salvation with a single birth! Satan tries, but God, of course, wins.
Abraham’s personal defect teaches me two lessons.
First: my fear can remove me from the will of God. Abraham’s fear almost overturned God’s plan of salvation for the world.
Second, God, in His great grace can use defective people. He does not approve of sin, but He uses sinners as we are.
Finally (so I guess I have three points), he grows Abraham out of his fear. He teaches him that the fear of God is in every place (Egypt and now Philistia), so the fear of man has no place anymore in the life of Abraham. Lesson learned! Life moves forward on a higher plane.
Can you apply the lesson to your own life?
Here it is. Don’t let fear stop you. God knows you are afraid. He knows how Satan can take advantage of your weakness, He also has a plan that allows you to serve God now and grow out of the fear in as you go on for God. God is not finished developing you until the Lord Jesus returns. Keep on keeping on!!