Reflections on Genesis 18-20

God comes to Abraham to reaffirm his promise that Sarah will have a son. God also tells Abraham that Sodom will be destroyed. Abraham pleads for Sodom, and God shows mercy to Lot. Notice:

  • God’s power – Sarah laughs when she hears that she will have a son at age 90. God responds by asking, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” In what situations in your life do you need to ask the question – “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” What is the answer? Will you believe it?
  • Abraham’s prayer – Abraham humbly, yet boldly, intercedes for Sodom. Undoubtedly he is thinking of his nephew Lot. He starts by asking God to spare the city if there are 50 righteous people in it, and then continues to press the Lord down to 10 people. Who are you humbly, yet boldly, interceding for before the Lord? Who do you need to start interceding for today?
  • God’s mercy – Tragically, there are not even 10 righteous people in Sodom, so God sends two angels to rescue Lot and his family. Foolishly Lot lingers, so the angels seize him and his family and bring them forcefully out of the city. The Bible explains this action as God’s mercy toward Lot. When has God forcefully shown his mercy to you in spite of your own foolishness?

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