God is Ultimate, he chooses who he will, but his will works with or for those that chose it. One lesson from my study on predestination is “your Choice”. The kind of choice you make tells about the fulfilment of what has been written concerning you. For every covenant, there is always a condition.
What are Sarah choices?
Just like I wrote early, Sarah’s dealings were not explicitly written, but the bible did not leave us blank about her choices. I believe Sarah choices made her womb worthy of carrying the covenant, Sarah decisions permitted God to be particular about her life.
- Submission : Sarah counted herself as one of the subjects of Abraham. When Abraham used her as a bait to save his life (Gen. 12:10-20), Sarah did not consider herself, Sarah a kind Christ who made himself of no reputation. Both Sarah and Abraham knew the implication of what they agreed to do. But because of Sarah’s lifestyle of submission or subjection, she reckoned with God and was untouchable by Pharaoh. Abraham himself was willing to do what she wanted (Gen. 16:5-6; Gen. 21:9-12). Apostle Peter wrote “… you married women, be submissive to your own husbands [subordinate yourselves as being secondary to and dependent on them, and adapt yourselves to them], so that even if any do not obey the Word [of God], they may be won over not by discussion but by the [godly] lives of their wives. (1 Pe. 3:1)
- Chaste Conversation: Sarah’s way of doing things to her husband was unique. (Gen. 16:5-6) “Then Sarai said to Abram, you are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord be the judge between me and you.” Sarah’s conversations with Abraham were of respectful and pure conduct, honour and esteem, appreciating and adoring (1 Pe. 3:2.).
- Inner Beautiful: Sara was outwardly beautiful (Gen 12:11), but her focus was to ensure that beauty from inside is intact. She ensures that the hidden person in her heart is adorned with incorruptible and unfading beauty or ornament of a meek and quiet spirit (1 Pe. 3:3)
- Obedience: Sarah obeyed Abraham, even to the point of death. Passing through Egypt, she gave her unbending obedience (1 Pe. 3:5)
- Faith: Abraham has been known to be the Father of Faith, the bible said he staggered not in faith. So also Sarah, Heb. 11:11 says “through faith Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed and was delivered of a child when she was past the age because she judged him faithful who had promised.”