When Abraham encountered the three men who were passing by on their way to Sodom and Gomorrah, it seems as if he intrinsically knew that one of them was the Lord. What an amazing experience that must have been.
It wasn’t just a social gathering. Two, very momentous history changing developments were brought to Abraham and Sarah’s attention that day. The Lord had good news and bad news.
The good news, of course, was the unbelievable announcement of Sarah’s imminent pregnancy and birth to Isaac within the year. How funny, they thought, and rightly so given their old age.
But sadly, the Lord also shared what must have been horrific news about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah; the place Lot called home. Then Abraham said:
May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?He answered,For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.When the Lord had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and Abraham returned home.
It was a day of jubilance coupled with sobriety.
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