Thursday, 13th June 2024: Be mindful of what you pursue!

Scripture Reading: Genesis 20:7
Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine

Reflections: Abimelech, the king of the Philistines, had a conversation with Abraham about Sarah, Abraham’s wife. Sarah was beautiful, and her looks had attracted Abimelech. Abraham, fearing for his life if he revealed that Sarah was his wife, told Abimelech she was his sister. Pleased with this answer, Abimelech took Sarah, intending to have a relationship with her. However, before he could do anything, God came to him in a dream and warned him of the death penalty for his actions. Fearing for his life, Abimelech released Sarah. This story teaches us to be careful of our choices, which can have serious consequences. Like Abimelech, you can run into trouble with your choices, some of which can be untimely death. Be mindful of what you pursue.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me make the right choices in life.

Confession: I am mindful of what I pursue in life.