Genesis 12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was> grievous in the land.
We are used to thinking of Abraham as a great believer but when we study his life we find that there were times when he made decisions that were contrary to God's promises. While he was in Egypt he found himself in trouble several times and even denied that Sarah was his wife because he was afraid of the king.
God promised Abraham an heir and he was promised that it would be his and Sarah's son. Abraham took matters into his own hands and had a son by one of Sarah's servants. Today the descendants of Abraham still have problems. It was later in life that Abraham truly came to realize that he had to trust God in all things and not take matters into his own hands.
You might be asking,"What has this got to do with backsliding?" That is basically what backsliding is. When we fail to put our trust in God's promises and begin to trust in our own reasoning we begin to slide backward away from God. Being in a backslidden condition is a bad place for a believer to be.
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