“If I find fifty righteous people in Sodom, I will spare the entire city for their sake.”

Of course, we know Abraham persisted boldly in his prayer, his pleading with God on behalf of the people, and the Lord agreed to show mercy by not destroying the city even if he found only ten righteous men there. This provides hope for us in a world that has all but abandoned the notion of God.

But when the men came to Lot’s house and threatened to attack his guests (who were angels from God) not even ten righteous men could be found, so just Lot, his wife and two daughters were saved. Even then Lot’s wife failed to obey and lost her life too as they escaped from the city as it was destroyed. This teaches us that through obedience we trust in God’s mercy.

We must not worry about how our material needs will be met. Birds and flowers have no such worries as the Lord provides everything they need. How much more he will do for us, his people, made in his image and likeness.

Above all else we should seek the Kingdom of God, live righteously and leave the judgement of others in the hands of our merciful God, for God created us to take charge of all he created. He is our shield and our guide on the narrow path to the victory of eternal life.

Scripture: Genesis 18:16-19:38 Matthew 6:25-7:14; Psalm 8:1-9; Proverbs 2:6-15

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