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Genesis 20 - Key

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And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

It was encouraging to me that when Abimelech was doing his best to do what's right, the Lord saw that and honored it. The Lord didn't cause him to be tripped up into doing something wrong when he was trying to do right. In fact, He said, I also withheld thee from sinning against me.

Application

2 Peter 1:3
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

The Lord has provided in every way for us to live godly. We don't always have to worry about having some accidental sin we're not aware of. As long as we're doing our best to act in the integrity of our hearts and innocence of our hands, the Lord will honor that and show us what He needs to show us, like He did with Abimelech.

I'll stop worrying about sins I might have but can't find out, and I'll start resting and rejoicing in the reality that my sins are forgiven.

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