Gen 20:6-7 “And God said to him in a dream, “Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart. For I also withheld you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her. Now therefore, restore the man’s wife; for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you shall live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.”
God always gives an escape route to his people who got into the temptation with the integrity of heart. Here with Abimelech, God tells him what to do in the midst of his situation that he was trapped. He wanted him to restore Sarah to Abraham back with no harm done to her. He gave this escape route to Abimelech. Paul in I Cor 10:13 say that God gives an escape route in the midst of the temptations. If we have purity in our heart, God the Holy Spirit, will always convict us and gives us an escape route in the midst of the temptation. This is the promise of God for all His children. If we take the ‘nobody is perfect’ route and yield to the temptation, then it is our folly, and we are not using God’s help here. If we take ‘I am born perfect in God’s Righteousness (Jesus Christ)’, then we are allowing God to intervene in our midst during our temptations. It is easier said than it is to be implemented during the temptations, which occurs in a split of a second and the yielding of it, is decided in that time frame. In the underlying perfectness of our birth in Christ, if we do not lust evil things, and falsehood, then we would be amazed to see how fast Holy Spirit intervenes during that split of a second. Sin is always at the door, but if we take the warning and the escape route during our temptation, then we will rule over it. If we fail to win over it, then we can always run to our Savior for forgiveness. Victory of this battle and the purity of our heart will enable us to live a holy life towards our holy God.
I Cor 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”