Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? – Genesis 18:22
The LORD and two angels appeared to Abraham one day and rested with him before going on to Sodom and Gomorrah to investigate if the sin in the cities was as terrible as the noise of it rising into heaven. As the LORD and Abraham walked away from the camp toward the cities, Abraham asked the LORD if he would destroy the city if there a certain amount of righteous people in the city. The LORD said he would not. Abraham repeated his line of questions from 50 down to 10 people because he knew his nephew Lot lived there with his family and things. The LORD agreed not to destroy the cities if only 10 were found there.
Abraham had concern for the welfare and being of his nephew and feared the LORD would destroy the entire area regardless of who lived there. However, the LORD was compassionate and cared for what his friend, Abraham, had to say. Abraham was even so bold to question God about judging rightly and sparing the righteous from the doom destined for the wicked.
We should take stock of the episode in this passage and the one to follow because it shows us, the righteous of God through Jesus, that we will be spared from the coming doom to be pronounced on the wicked at the end of this Age of Grace. Those who refuse the free gift of God’s salvation through the blood sacrifice of Jesus will find themselves facing fiery judgment in the destruction of the earth under God’s impending rain of fire and brimstone as well as the eternal flames and torment of a demon’s hell.
There is no point for any person alive to have to die and face the fiery judgment of hell or to live on and face the fiery wrath of God at the end of days. There are two doors set before us – one unto Life and the other unto Death. The LORD promised to spare the righteous from destruction with the wicked. Today is the day of salvation, and now is the accepted time. Choose this day whom you will serve, for no person can serve two masters. For that person will love one and hate the other. Therefore, choose Life – his name is Jesus!
Father, thank for this day and its provisions. Thank you for sharing your love and grace with me straight from the pages of your holy scriptures. They show me the love and compassion within you as well as the righteousness and holiness that describe your true nature. You have proven to me that there is no other obvious or real choice to make regarding life – it doesn’t exist outside of you and Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I pray today that someone, nay many, will find this page and read it and have revelation with illumination of their need for you and your salvation. May many come to know you as Father through this piece. Your will be done, not mine. In Jesus’ name, Amen.