In Genesis chapter 20 we read about Abraham lying to Avimelech regarding Sarah. Then in chapter 21 Avimelech comes back to Abraham, this time with the commander of his army to call Abraham out for his sin and to get an assurance from Abraham that he will not do it again. After Abraham is humbled and promises not to do it again, Abraham uses this opportunity to call out a wrong that he feels Avimelech has done to him. Then the two of them go about making peace together through a covenant ceremony.
Preparing for Yom Kippur:
During the Ten Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we are reminded to make our records clean and right with God. This Biblical account is a good reminder for us to speak with those who have wronged us and do all that we can on our part, by God’s grace, to make things right.
Not only is this Biblical account of Abraham and Avimelech historical, it has spiritual significance regarding God’s eternal plan for humanity and for our own personal lives.
Are their people in your life that you need to address for wrongs they have done to you? Listen to this sermon to find out the right and wrong way to do it. Have people called you out for wrongs you have done? Listen to this sermon to find out the right and wrong way to do it?
Join Rabbi Jeff Zaremsky in learning how to have better relationships with those around you and how to make peace.
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