Posted by: alwaysrkp | March 7, 2009

“throw the responsibility back on God”

If you did Beth Moore’s “Patriarchs” Bible study – you have read this before

A little background – Mr. Meyer is writing about when Abram took Sarai to Egypt because  there was a famine in Canaan – so without direction from God, Abram took Sarai to Egypt and asked her to lie in order to save his own skin.

Following is an excerpt from F. B. Meyer’s Abraham; or A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths…

“How much better would it have been for Abraham to have thrown the responsibility back on God, and to have said, ‘Thou has brought me here; and Thou must now bear the whole weight of providing for me and mine: here I will stay till I clearly know what Thou wilt have me to do.’  If any should read these lines who have come into positions of extreme difficulty, through following the simple path of obedience, let them not look at God through difficulities, as we see the sun shorn of splendour through a fog; but let them look at difficulties though God. Let them put God between themselves and the disasters which threaten them.  Let them cast the whole responsibility upon Him.  Has He not thus brought you into difficulties, that He may have an opportunity of strengthening your faith, by giving some unexampled proff of His power?  Wait only on the Lord, trust also in Him…He will provide.”

This really spoke to my family.

For one thing, how many times do we try to “figure it out” ourselves rather than waiting on God to direct us.  It is hard to wait.  But: Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”

For another, how often do we look at our circumstances – and of course, God seems further away than we would like – we miss the light of His splendour.  If we will but, focus on our Lord, His splendour and glory – oh how different our circumstances would seem.

And lastly, back the ask boldly thing again.  Abraham could have asked the Lord boldly to supply food for his family…but instead, he took matters into his own hands, tried to figure a way out, went to Egypt, lied, asked his wife to lie and no telling what kind of situation he put Sarai in when she went into Pharoah’s harem…no, I think that asking boldly, waiting on the Lord and waiting on Him would definitely have been the better choice.

Now, for me to live the better choice – every hour of every day!



  1. Aloha

    Thank you for the message and the point that you have touched.

    I do believe that Abraham, went into a very tough situation of which to enlightens us today as we go about in our own use of our godly right or decision making….

    To get back to the point, Why didnt he wait for Gods guidance? He might think that what he encountered was part of the plan as we sometimes do when it comes to the selling and buying of our insurances. These are some of the viewing points that i’m considering as i study the story of Abraham along his journey and comparing to the situation we have today.

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