Sunday, November 05, 2006

We are like Lot

I read something today which made me look at the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in a new light. In Genesis 18, Abraham is visited by the Lord. During this visit Abraham is warned that the Lord is planning to destroy the cities because of their grievous sins.

Now, Abraham's nephew Lot and his family live in the cities. Abraham loves his nephew and therefore asks the Lord if he is able to find 50 righteous men, would He spare the cities? The Lord says yes. Abraham goes on to ask would he spare the cities if He could find only 45? 40? 30? 20? 10? Each time the Lord answers in the affirmative.

However, the Lord is not able to find even 10 who are righteous, however due to Abraham's intervention the Lord decides to spare Lot's family.

Isn't it amazing that although Abraham already had the Lord's favor, he choose to intervene on behalf of Lot and his family? He even went so far as to make himself downright annoying (he basically asked the same question six time! Reminds me of my children!) in order to plead for Lot.

The amazing thing is that we have someone who loves us even more and intercedes for us at the throne of God everyday. This man is Jesus! He loved us so much he died for us as intercession for us although there was not even one righteous! And now he is constantly interceding for us because of his great love for us. That is an amazing love!

1 comment:

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