Genesis 12: Nobody’s perfect

I should qualify that title–no HUMAN is perfect. Even Abram, the “friend of God” and father of God’s chosen people, made bad choices from time to time.  Here in Genesis 12 he lied for selfish reasons, putting his wife in a compromising situation.  He got caught and had to leave town, so he had consequences.  But God was faithful to forgive, and Abram left Egypt a blessed man.  What do I take away from this?  There’s hope for all of us to be friends of God.  God doesn’t expect His friends to be perfect.  He “knows we are dust”–that is, He knows our weaknesses, our broken natures.  And He loves us anyway.  He’s just looking for men and women who desire to know Him, to love Him better.

Reading: Genesis 12