We are constantly tricked into thinking that money, education, or government can mend what ails us. But history does not bear that out.
The richest people are not necessarily more virtuous, and education does not magically make us saints. Money gives us means; education gives us ideas. Both give us power. Neither gives us salvation.
We think that the problem is the Republicans, or the Democrats, the folks on Wall Street, or the people collecting welfare. But the curse is not around us; the curse is within us.
That is why, despite all their messiness, brutal stories like Abimelech’s - point us forward to a Savior. He is the One who would not only fix our situation, but would fix us.
Jesus Christ is the King we seek. Only He can free us from our own bondage to ourselves. Salvation is not found in a better situation; it is found in the embrace of the Savior.