WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
Scripture: Genesis 20:1-7
Pharaoh was not the only king that God had to intervene with in behalf of Abraham. Genesis 20:1-7 tells us of a similar instance where Abraham said to King Abimelech that Sarah was his sister. Abimelech took Sarah, but God came to Abimelech in a dream and said, “Indeed you are a dead man because of the woman you have taken, for she is a man’s wife.” Abimelech, in the dream began to plead his case, “I was innocent! I did not know. The man lied to me.” God came to him in the same dream and said, “Send her back home or you and your entire nation are dead.” The axios principle applies God’s rules to God’s game – the game of life! Axios releases blessing to those who bless and death to those who curse! It is prayer that removes an enemy by moving God’s Hand judicially to bring the appropriate judgment. Axios, applied appropriately, changes behavior. This is the power of covenant justice when taken up by God’s people. Why would we allow demonized politicians to destroy our nation when we can pray judicially?