SUNDAY, MARCH 1
Scripture: Genesis 18:16-21
God was travelling to Sodom because of an outcry that had come against it, demanding judgment. The Lord stopped by Lot’s family member, Abraham, probably because Abraham had a covenant relationship allowing family members to be saved. God’s Heart is ultimately to save. One of the key words in this passage is the Hebrew word zah-ak, and it means, ‘A shout of accusation, a wail or a lament.’ A zah-ak was coming from the land of Sodom and it was coming because the people had filled the land with iniquity. Sodom had several people known to be righteous individuals, and justice dictates that the righteous and the wicked do not share the same fate. God waited for someone to ask for justice. Unless Abraham interceded, Lot and his family would have been lost in the judgment of the city. This situation causes us to rethink our understanding of doing judgment. God’s purpose for us as believers is keeping the way of the Lord which means doing righteousness so that we can pray judgment that saves! The first manifestation of praying judgment in Scripture is praying judgment that saves the righteous by separating them from the fate of the wicked! Surely we can all move into a life of personal righteousness that we might move into our assignment of praying judgment that saves!