The Untouchables

Verse of the Day

Then Abimelech issued a public proclamation: “Anyone who touches this man or his wife will be put to death!” [NLT] Genesis 26:11


In this story, Abimelech had taken Rebekah, Isaac’s wife because Isaac had told him she was his sister – on account that he was afraid that if they found out she was his wife, they might kill him and take her. Truth be told, there is nothing in Isaac’s denial of his wife that should be excused, especially since, this was the same temptation that overcame his father (in Genesis 20), and therefore he should have learned from it and made sure it was not repeated in his generation. Even though this current Abimelech was not the same one during Abraham’s time, they both acted justly. Once Abimelech found out that Rebekah was indeed Isaac’s wife, he issued a decree that anyone who touches them will pay with their lives. If an earthly king could make such a decree how much more our heavenly father who is the King of kings. His word in Psalm 105:15 issues a decree that “His anointed should not be touched”. You may be wondering, who is God referring to? In 2 Corinthians 1:20, we are told that God has established us in Christ and anointed us, and in 1 Peter 2:9, He has chosen us. So we, not a selection of people, we, you and me, are God’s anointed. And since God has already made a decree that we his anointed should not be touched, what then does that make us! It means, we are “The Untouchables”. Yes, struggles/challenges will come, but we have to remember to not let it touch us. We need to identify the purpose of it, but have to remember because of who we are in Christ, “The Untouchables”, that struggle will not be to our detriment! I think a more appropriate expression is that as untouchables, because of Christ, we have become bullet proof to every form of challenges shot at us. Yes we might get wounded, but because we’re wearing Christ as our armour, those trials will not be the end of us. #Devotional #Verseoftheday #Bible #Isaac #Abraham