19 Jun Genesis 12:1-5; Hebrews 11:11; 1 Peter 3:5-6

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Genesis 12:1-5

12 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you; And I will make you a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

So Abram went forth as the Lord had spoken to him; and Lot went with him. Now Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan; thus they came to the land of Canaan.

Hebrews 11:11

11 By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.

1 Peter 3:5-6

For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands; just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear.

God called Abraham to leave his home and go to Canaan. When Sara married Abraham, she decided to help him fulfill God’s purposes for him. Sarah is commended twice in the New Testament; once for her faith and once for her submission to Abraham. Faith and submission go together as Sarah trusted God to work through her husband to accomplish what was best for her.