Three Visitors Appear

Matthew 11:20-30Genesis 18:1-33

The Lord and two angels appears by tree of Mamre.  Abraham noticed and offered hospitality.  In the process of conversation He told Abraham that He would appear in a year and Abraham would have a son.  Both Abraham and his wife Sarah were old and this seemed impossible.  Therefore, we have the expression that is as true today as it was them;  Is anything too hard for the Lord? (Genesis 18:14)

Abraham Intercedes for Sodom

  • After visiting with Abraham and promising a son by next year at this time the three visitors and Abraham head towards Sodom.

  • Abraham learns of the angels and the Lords mission regarding Sodom and begins to ask question.

  • Will you destroy the righteous along with the wicked?

  • Abraham begins to ask would you destroy Sodom if there were 50 righteous people.  The Lord's answer was no.

  • Abraham again ask regarding 45, then 40, then 30, then 20, and finally 10.  Each time the Lord answered no.

  • Abraham then stops questioning.

  • Unfortunately, Sodom and Gomorra were destroyed.  We do know that God chose to remove Lot and that part of his family that would listen and follow him lot out of the city; a total of four.  However, Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt.

Thought:  Do we grasp the love of Jesus as to how far he will go/went to save souls?

 

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