MONDAY, JULY 14
Scripture: Genesis 18:19-25
Verse 25 says, “Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” The Hebrew word for “do right” is mish-pawt. This is the same Hebrew word translated “justice” in verse 19. It is obvious in verses 19-25, that Abraham’s intercession for the city is based on the fact that he cannot envision God giving the righteous the reward of the wicked. God is a God of justice. There is no way that justice dictates the same reward for the righteous as for the wicked. For God to allow the righteous to be caught up in the reward for the wicked is not right. In Abraham’s understanding, it was not justice. Shall not the God of all the earth do right, do justice, do mish-pawt? God agrees. That is the amazing thing. Abraham got it right. He understood it and interceded based on the definition of justice. Abraham understood the character of God. He interceded based on it and got Lot and his family delivered. Justice prevailed because Abraham prayed and I suspect it will when we pray it also. Pray justice for those defiling America!