For this is also how the holy women who hoped in God once used to adorn themselves and were subordinate to their husbands; thus Sarah obeyed Abraham calling him “lord.” You are her children when you do what is good and fear no intimidation. (1 Peter 3:5-6)
We do not know much about Sarah before she weds Abraham. It can be assumed she was a good, God-fearing woman who led a relatively comfortable life. Before and even after she wed she was a member of a close, extended family, had servants and flocks of animals. All in all a pretty stable life, then God intercedes and tells Abram to leave his comfortable home and travel to an unknown land. Sarai and Abram give up their comfortable lives and begin a nomadic one that will last for the rest of their lives.
Questions to Ponder:
- What would my response be if God asked me to make a major change in my life?
- Am I so comfortable in my life that I am unwilling to take a risk and fulfill God’s destiny for me?
- If I am a wife, do I embrace my husband’s path as my own and share his faith in God?
- Do I totally trust God to lead me through my life?
Lord Jesus, help me to have the steadfast faithfulness of Sarah. Hold me up and carry me through those times when my faith falters. Let Sarah serve as a reminder of the rewards of faithfulness. Amen.
For further reading: Genesis 12: 5-20
Excerpted from Women of the Bible: A Study by Christina Weigand
All for the Glory of God,