Saturday, April 14, 2012

Stand In The Gap

We have been studying the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in our Bible study.  It continues to amaze me that God promised Abraham that He would spare Sodom if there were only ten righteous people, those who walk with Him, in that city.  TEN!!!   

The next morning, Abraham got up and looked towards Sodom.  It was on fire!  What?  God, couldn't you find at least ten righteous people in that whole city?  No.  God keeps his promises.  What about Lot and his family, God?  Weren't they righteous?

No.  The Bible tells us that God spared Lot because He remembered Abraham who was considered righteous because of his faith...Abraham believed God.

This got me to thinking....If God would have spared Sodom for ten righteous people, will God spare our family, our neighborhood, our city, our nation for righteous people?  Maybe. This encourages me in the importance of living righteous lives...It may even save those around us.

Christians, wake up!  Be separate!  Live holy and godly lives.  Love your neighbors and even your enemies.  Pray for them.  Let them see the love of God flowing through you.  Stop compromising with the world.  It is headed towards doom and destruction.  We have the answers to life.  Show them by the way you live and tell them when they ask what the hope you have inside of you.

Smile at the future.  Our God is King!  He loves us.  He is good and merciful.  He promises to save us from the wrath to come but He wants us to preach the Word in season and out of season.  Be bold in your faith and persistent in your prayers!  The days are short.  Life is short.  Don't waste them...

And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot dwelt.
Genesis 19:29