From The Tent Door
From The Tent Door
Yvonne S. Waite

My Daily Blessing from My Daily Bible Reading
with meditations by my mother, Poetess Gertrude Sanborn


Genesis 20:15-–Genesis 24:3


GENESIS 20:16b

"Behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all. . .with thee,"

This verse has always been a blessing to me. It speaks of a husband’s responsibility to protect his wife by being a faithful sexual protector of her. Years ago, when Abraham married his half sister, Sarah, they bargained together that when a question arose as to her relationship to Abraham, she would always say he was her brother. Now this was half-true but not the whole truth; therefore, a lie.

I am not sure if she was veiled or not veiled; but whatever, the Bible tells us she was fair. Because she was beautiful, men noticed her. Abraham was not always that brave man that we have come to know. He was afraid.

In those days, if a powerful king wanted a beautiful woman, it did not matter if she were married or not. He would capture her and kill her husband. Abraham feared such a death. So if it became known that Sarah was a "sister." Abraham had no danger that way.

In time, Abraham journeyed to Gerar. Of course, Sarah was with him there. The king of the land had eyes for Sarah. He was told that she was Abraham’s sister. In this passage, the Bible says that "God came to Abimelech in a dream by night." God told the king that he was as good as dead. Do you wonder why?

Remember that the angel had come to Sarah just recently and proclaimed that she was going to be "with child" and Isaac, the promised seed, would be soon born.  If Abimelech had dared touch Sarah, he would have been a dead man. Also all the wombs of the women in his harem were closed as long as Sarah was on the premises. Perhaps Abimelech has become impotent. No wonder the women were sterile! I believe it was because of this physical embarrassment to the powerful king, that he reproved Sarah severely! The king told her to stay with Abraham for he gave her "cover" and "protection." What a shame that an ungodly potentate had to reprove a follower of the true God in this manner. You and I have much to learn from this account, don’t we? (ysw)



(Psalm 91:4)

His truth shall be the protection when Satan attacks the mind and heart with fears.

"Thou shalt not be afraid!" Is this a commandment or a statement of fact?

When all seems hopeless, and we are helpless,

We have a shied against the arrows of terror by night

And the sickness and destructions of this life.

HIS TRUTH IS OUR SHIELD! Hide behind it! "Thus saith the Lord!" (GGS)


And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.

And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

(Genesis 18:10)


Under God's Care,


Yvonne S. Waite


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