14 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman. 15 And when Pharaoh’s officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace. 16 He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels. Genesis 12:14-16
Abram got what he wanted but at Sarai’s expense. In fact, Abram made out financially on the transaction.
I recall a quote by Billy Graham, “If you gain the whole world but lose your soul, was it worth it?”
Was it worth it, Abram? Were the animals you gained and the safety you enjoyed worth it to you? Were you at all concerned about what would happen to your wife when you put her in such a terrible position? Did you have an ounce of remorse when you did that, or even when you accepted all those gifts? Did you even think it was wrong?
We obviously could not do a thing about Abram’s cruelty to his wife or any of the other injustices in the Bible, but We see injustice all around us if we open our eyes. We can’t do everything of course, but we can do one or two things.
You have probably been thinking about something an injustice in your town or neighborhood that you can sink your teeth into and help combat. Again, you can’t do it all, but you can do something. And we all should do something. Just one thing. Nothing heroic, but something that infuriates you when you think about it. You know what it is.
Get to it.