Sarah didn’t follow Abraham’s schemes because she was a doormat who believed she had no choice other than to sit in a victim mentality. She was a woman who was victorious in love and victoriously ahead of her time. She was living in the dispensation of grace before grace had arrived.
It was her choice. She already had the freedom to choose, otherwise, Abraham wouldn’t have asked her to decide in his favour.
The World is a system. It is more a way of thinking than it is a specific activity that takes place outside of a religious venue.
There is a sharp contrast between how the world system operates and how God operates in the spiritual realm. The peace Jesus refers to in John 14:27 is just one of the examples He uses to draw our attention in order to contrast the two different methods. Sometimes it gets tricky because the world masquerades as Jesus by appearing as right, righteous or good. It’s only in the outcome of the benefit that the truth is revealed; am I all for me or am I all for another.
Sarah chose Abraham instead of herself, not just once but twice (see Genesis 12:11-13 & Genesis 20:2). She trusted God and He protected her. Her radical faith enabled her to choose grace for her husband, unlike Eve who believed her way was better than Adam’s. Eve chose self-benefit which lead her to self-trust. Sarah chose for the benefit of someone else other than herself which lead to deeper trust in God, instead of self.
In Sarah’s choice, she became free. Free where it really counts. In Eve’s choice, she became a slave. She lost the freedom she already possessed and lost it where it really counts. God has got some fine things to say about Sarah, but all He says about Eve’s character is that she was deceived.
Through feminism, the world tries to tell me I don’t have any freedom and to get it I must choose self over everyone else. Yet it never actually gives way to any real freedom. There is only one way to have freedom; true freedom for everyone. It’s not found in a movement that tells you to take what you think is yours, but in a Person who demonstrated how to give it.
Satan uses the same old strategies in new trendy ways:
Deception of withholding. By masquerading as a good choice. For the illusion of freedom.
Sarah demonstrated how to shift our focus from the debilitating self-centered view that only sees a glass ceiling and instead rise to the top with the true vision of the only corporation that really matters: Heaven’s hierarchy.