"Why did you not tell me she was your wife?" Genesis 12:18
It's been awhile since I've written; that's just life getting in the way. If you scroll down we just finished Noah's Ark and then the Bible goes on to state all of Noah's descendants and so on. There's a long list, so I'm just going to skip over that part of the Bible for now. I want to discuss the story of Abram and Sarai in Egypt. If you haven't read it, it's about Abram (a very far descendant of Noah) and his wife, Sairai, temporarily moving to Egypt because of the great famine in the land where they lived. Apparently, Sairai was gorgeous. Abram didn't want anyone to kill him because he was her husband and take her as a wife of their own, so he told Sairai to lie and say she was his sister.
The Bible doesn't touch on the fact that Sairai went along with this and how she felt. We as wives that follow the Christian lifestyle know that we should ultimately submit to our husbands, so I'm assuming that's what Sairai was thinking. Now I don't know about you, but I would be hurt if my husband told me to say I was his sister. I understand Abram thought he was protecting both of them, but as a Christian we know to have faith and not fear. Abram was right, Pharaoh of Egypt took Sairai as his wife, but had great respect for Abram since he thought he was her brother. God did not like this though, and he afflicted great plagues on the Pharoah because of Sairai. When Pharoah found out the truth, he confronted Abram and sent both him and Sairai out of Egypt. In the end, it worked out, Abram got his wife back and he was not killed. But then why deny your wife in the first place? If Pharoah didn't kill him after he found out, I don't think he would've killed him if he knew the truth from the beginning.
I think it's easy to take many relationships for granted. God has given me a second chance at love and I am thankful everyday I have learned this lesson. If you're in any kind of relationship where you feel your aren't appreciated or maybe you don't tell someone enough how proud you are to be with that person, it's time to pray and make a change.