Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Cost of Deceit - Devotion on Genesis 12

Scripture: Genesis 12:20
Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.

Abram went to Egypt because there was a famine in Canaan. While he was in Egypt, he lied needlessly to the man who could help him the most. When his lie was found out, Pharaoh refused to help him any more and sent him away.

Have you deceived someone needlessly? Have you ever used someone without being completely honest? God blesses honesty, and when we're honest with people, they will usually help us more than if we deceive them. If they find out our deception, we will have ruined our chance to receive any help from them at all.

Be open and honest with people - be a person of integrity - and watch how God blesses your life through them. Even if you can’t trust the person, you can trust that God will move in their heart and cause them to help you.

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