Abram entered the promised land, yet soon after famine arrived. He traveled with his family down to Egypt, but there he lied about the identity of his wife to protect himself. This passage shows us three characteristics of sin. First, sin often looks appealing, as Abram was actually blessed in the short-term. Second, sin always affects others, as the sin of Abram affected all of Pharaoh’s house and his relationship with his wife. Third, sin never pays off, as his sin was found out and he was confronted by a pagan king. Rather than living by faith in God, Abram found himself living in fear. However, even in the midst of that, God was faithful in accomplishing his plan and upholding his promises.

Genesis 19:10-20