“And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD: And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace” (Genesis 19:27-28).
Today’s Morsel: I believe that prayer is essential to the life of every believer. By all accounts, Abraham had a strong relationship with Lord. He also seems to be a man of intercession. When God told Abraham that He was about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham began to intercede for these cities (Genesis 18:20-33). But God could not find the ten righteous people that Abraham had petitioned Him for in those cities; and so He rained fire and brimstone upon them as He had said He would. And when Abraham got up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD: And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace. I’m sure at this point, Abraham could not believe how wicked these cities must have been that God could not find even ten righteous people. I know many men of God who are interceding for their cities right now. Yet if God doesn’t find what He is looking for when He returns, these cities, too, will be destroyed. Therefore, we must follow Jude’s advice when he admonished us; “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh” (Jude 1:20-23). The gospel is still mighty to save. Share it with everyone you come in contact with, making a difference.
Sing: Rescue the perishing, care for the dying, snatch them in pity from sin and the grave; weep o’er the erring ones, lift up the fallen, tell them of Jesus, the Mighty to save.
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying; Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.
Thought For Today: Don’t ever forget where you came from.