Genesis 26:10 A Higher Standard

Genesis 26:10 (KJV)
And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.

I am reminded of, Luke 16:8
And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. 

The king of Gerar appears to have been more moral than the people of God, certainly more moral than many today. Was there a reason they understood the weight of guiltiness? I do not know; I doubt if they were concerned that their guilt would be judged by Almighty God. What they believed to be the consequences of such guiltiness we are not told. Still this sense of burden prevented them for crossing their moral boundaries. 

The people of modern culture carry no such sense of guiltiness. And it is no wonder. Christianity today has largely abandoned the concepts of righteousness. Christianity has become a bastion of free thinking. Almost anything goes in the churches of our day. There is little sense of the righteousness and judgment of God. 

We have lost our savor. We are little good to this world if we do not hold a higher standard of righteousness, morality, temperance and fear of God than is present in the world around us.

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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