Daily Word

Genesis 18

Read Genesis 18 – The LORD appeared again to Abraham.  Beloved, are you aware that the LORD appeared rarely and to people in the Old Testament, but we have Jesus 24/7?  He is always with you; never will he forsake you. 

Verse :2, “He looked up and noticed three men standing nearby.”  Abraham jumps to his feet, offering hospitality, and rallying Sarah to help. 

One of the three inquires about Sarah; Abraham says she is in the tent.  Then one of them says, “I will return to you about this time next year, and your wife, Sarah, will have a son!” 

Sarah was listening and laughing to herself, thinking how funny this will be for a woman her age.  The LORD wants to know why Sarah laughed; she denied it, but He said, “No, you did laugh.” :9-15. 

Now, recall that Abraham also laughed in the last chapter when the LORD told him the same thing, 17:17.  It was humanly impossible, but nothing is impossible with God.  Abraham embraced this on faith, while Sarah chose to lie and deny it. 

Then the men looked out at Sodom, wondering if Abraham should be told of their mission.  They decided to tell him, then two of the men turned and headed toward Sodom, while the LORD stayed behind with Abraham. 

Abraham boldly negotiates for Sodom, asking in verse :25a, “Surely you wouldn’t do such a thing, destroying the righteous along with the wicked.”  Then he asks if God would spare it for 50 righteous people, then 45, then 40… all the way down to 10, and each time the LORD says He will not destroy it for the sake of that many righteous people. 

Beloved, can you imagine speaking so forwardly with God?  Well, you can.  That is what prayer is, conversations, sharing your heart with Jesus.  Abraham gives an example of intercessory prayer.  Notice how specific it is; be specific with yours.  Know you are speaking with the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, in whom nothing is impossible. 💖🙏💖  

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