WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
Scripture: Genesis 18:16-19
Genesis 18:16-19 says, “Then the men rose from there and looked toward Sodom, and Abraham went with them to send them on the way. And the Lord said, ‘Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.’” Abraham had a visitation that caused him to pray judicially. And the very first judicial prayer in Scripture is in this chapter. Abraham found himself dealing with the fact that he had loved ones who were living in a city where an outcry had risen against that city and God was going to find out if judgment was needed. But before the Lord went there, He stopped by to see his covenant friend, Abraham. And He said He knew his covenant friend Abraham would keep the way of the Lord – to do righteousness and to do judgment. God was expecting Abraham to do judgment. When God stops by our house, expecting us to do judgment, will we be ready? Will we be prepared? Will we have walked in the righteousness required to pray the judgment necessary? God stopped by Abraham’s house. Thank God that Abraham was prepared. Let us make sure that we are prepared to do judgment when the Holy Spirit leads. There was no arguing God out of destroying Sodom and Gomorrah. Not after He saw what was there. So in this case, Abraham walking in the way of the Lord meant partnering with God in doing judgment. Is it time we started doing judgment to save? We had better consider it, because it appears that time is here.