10 Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to dwell there, for the famine was severe in the land. 11 And it came to pass, when he was close to entering Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, “Indeed I know that you are a woman of beautiful countenance. 12 Therefore it will happen, when the Egyptians see you, that they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13 Please say you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that I may live because of you.” 14 So it was, when Abram came into Egypt, that the Egyptians saw the woman, that she was very beautiful. 15 The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken to Pharaoh’s house. 16 He treated Abram well for her sake. He had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male and female servants, female donkeys, and camels. 17 But the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, “What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’? I might have taken her as my wife. Now therefore, here is your wife; take her and go your way.” 20 So Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they sent him away, with his wife and all that he had.
Reading this I see how Abram deceived Pharaoh to save his life. We have so much deception in our world. We try to fool people to get what we want. Our media deceives us into believing lies. Even our colleges teach lies and deception. It’s a crap shoot when we encounter others. The bible teaches us to trust God. I have found that when I follow this my life is okay. It’s not perfect by any means but it is okay. Jesus said: “I am the way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6). The only way to not be deceived is to follow Jesus. Abram relied on deception and he made it through. The bible doesn’t say if he was commanded by God to do this. Either way, if we follow God’s instructions the outcome is always better. The bible is full of stories of men who strayed away from God, however when they turn away from their way and follow God, He brings them through. The same goes for us. If we repent (turn away) and follow Jesus, He will get us through. It’s not easy and doesn’t always make sense, but Jesus is the way. But if you’re still confused, and don’t know what to say….just say Jesus!