Monday: 1st July, 2019
Reference text: Genesis 18:16-33
Genesis 18:32 Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?” He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”
Familiarity or a lack of it can present significant challenges especially in the way we think others will respond to an issue. A manager known to refuse personal requests may have such a bad repute that many may sense the need to even make any requests unnecessary as they will certainly be refused. Yet, in doing so, they ignore the fact that everyday is unique and their requests might just be accepted if they asked.
In looking at Abraham in today’s text, I wonder what would have happened to Sodom and Gomorrah had he decided to go one more round of haggling with God and suggested a lower number of righteous people, say five? Deep down, I believe God was so eager to save that He would have considered the offer and repeated the same answer He had already given on three previous occasions: ‘if there are “X” righteous people, I will not destroy the city’.
In truth, He found only four people deemed righteous: Lot, his wife and two daughters, whom He rescued before the city was destroyed. So today, I want you to ponder on this thought: ‘what do you think God will or will not do for you and what is influencing this thought of yours: Familiarity of His ways or the absence of familiarity with His ways?