May 25 – Genesis 21:22-34
May 25 – Genesis 21:22-34
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Heavenly Father, help me to always represent You with the utmost integrity. Help me to remember when I say I am Your follower, I need to know people judge You based on what they see in me. Help me to remember that I need to always treat everyone as if Jesus were sitting there watching everything I do, because He is, You are. You are everywhere I am as Jesus lives in me and You see everything I do. Not just what I do, but the attitude I have as I am doing it. How often have I not done as I was told or I did as I was directed to do, but with a bad attitude? Forgive me Father when I forget that everything I do is a reflection on You. I remember growing up my parents telling me that I should always say please and thank you. Always pick up after myself, and always help out when I am in the home of friends. I told my own daughter those same things when she was young. We want our children to behave in a way that represents us well, but little do we realize, that the opinion of others isn’t important, until it is attached to how we represent You.
Thank You Father for forgiving me when I don’t represent You as I should. Help me be a better follower, a better child, and a better representation to the world of what a wonderful God You are and how You love them.
In Jesus’ name.
Abraham acted with integrity as he dealt with Abimelech. The seven ewes were used as proof that the well had been dug by Abraham and the well belonged to Abraham. Had Abraham always acted with integrity in his relationship with Abimelech? Integrity is doing the right thing even if no one is watching. Are all our relationships handled with integrity? If not, what keeps us from always acting with integrity?
22 At that time Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army said to Abraham, “God is with you in all that you do. 23 Now therefore swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my descendants or with my posterity, but as I have dealt kindly with you, so you will deal with me and with the land where you have sojourned.” 24 And Abraham said, “I will swear.”
25 When Abraham reproved Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized, 26 Abimelech said, “I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, and I have not heard of it until today.” 27 So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two men made a covenant. 28 Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock apart. 29 And Abimelech said to Abraham, “What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs that you have set apart?” 30 He said, “These seven ewe lambs you will take from my hand, that this[c
] may be a witness for me that I dug this well.” 31 Therefore that place was called Beersheba, because there both of them swore an oath. 32 So they made a covenant at Beersheba. Then Abimelech and Phicol the commander of his army rose up and returned to the land of the Philistines. 33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God. 34 And Abraham sojourned many days in the land of the Philistines.