Genesis 12:17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram’s wife.
I love this part of the story. Abraham was such a selfish pig. He thought only of himself. If it meant keeping him alive and whole he was willing to see his wife and sister hurt. Sarai didn’t want other men to take her and have her. She wanted to be loyal to her husband. She didn’t want to be bargained with or used as a human shield but Abraham was all about it.
When Abraham wouldn’t protect his wife God did. God plagued Pharaoh. A lost king figured out more about what was happening with God than Abraham did. How could a lost king know more about God than Abraham, the servant of God?
Do I get myself into that kind of situation often? Where I am so busy and so concerned about myself that I do not worry about what God wants or is doing in my life? I am afraid that I do. I think too much about me, too little about God and way too little about other people that I should be caring for!