And for her sake he dealt well with Abram; and he had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.
Paul wrote that God’s invisible attributes, “namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made” (Rom. 1:20). David wrote: “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge” (Ps. 19:1-2).
Creation reveals and declares God. For example, Jesus used “the birds of the air” and “the lilies of the field” to illustrate God’s care (see Matt. 6:26-30). There’s always a connection to God as Creator, Provider, Savior, or Judge.
The same is true with history. There isn’t an event within the recorded pages of history that’s unrelated and independent from our Creator. That includes two of the most dreadful events in the Bible—Jesus’ sufferings and Job’s calamities. Both state God’s active involvement.
Today, we have a simple recorded history fact. Yet, it has the kernel of a profound truth. The only reason why Pharaoh dealt well with Abram was because of Sarai. Apart from her, he may have well considered Abram as a significant threat or treated him as an outcast.
The same is true for us. God’s favorable dealings with us are always for Christ’s sake. We’ve never enjoyed any blessing or benefit apart from Him. That’s why we’re also called to pray in His name. History has a far more significant revelation of God than we realize or can comprehend.
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