My Bible Blog Genesis 18

       One day, Abraham was hanging out in front of his tent on a hot sunny day when the Lord appeared to him. He looked up and saw three men. (God in human form plus two angels.) He ran to meet them and bowed himself to the earth. He then scurried around to bring them food to eat and water to wash their feet. They asked after Sarah who was in the tent. The Lord told Abraham that by the next year, his wife would surely have a son. Sarah overheard this and laughed because of her old age. God asked Abraham, Why does Sarah laugh?  Does she think it too difficult a task for the Lord? Sarah denied laughing, but He had caught her in the act. God again promised that she would have a son by the next year.

            God had chosen Abraham to raise his children to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, and He hesitated in telling Abraham why He was there and what He was about to do, but the outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah was great and their sin was exceedingly grave. The men rose up and walked with Abraham toward Sodom. Abraham asked God if He would really wipe away the righteous with the wicked? Abraham haggled with God until God said that if he could find ten righteous people within the city, He would not destroy it. God then departed, and Abraham returned to his place. 

If you grew up in Sunday School, then you already know the outcome of this story. Abraham did not find ten righteous people in all of Sodom and Gomorrah, and God did destroy the city.

            There are still many righteous people in our country, but fewer and fewer with each generation as they distance themselves further from God. Will He destroy our country too someday? The book of Revelation discusses the kingdoms that will fight each other in the end. Our country is not mentioned. There are different theories as to the reason for that, regardless, it should give us pause.

Published by walkrlane

Christian blogger and author

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