WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
Scripture: Genesis 18:19-25
God visited Abraham and literally invited him to pray judgment. So Abraham prayed a simple judgment prayer. Genesis 18:25 states, “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” Now, “do right” is the Hebrew word mish-pawt , which is the very same word God used in verse 19 when He said, “Keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice/judgment/mish-pawt…” So Abraham brought the word that God spoke about him right back to Him – “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right/mish-pawt/justice/judgment?” It is not right that the righteous and the wicked suffer the same fate. This is Abraham doing judgment before the Throne. He is saving the righteous. He is saving his family members from the destruction that has to come on Sodom because the inhabitants filled it with iniquity and there is a zah-ak, an outcry ascending from Sodom. Can anyone who understands Scripture say that there are not multiple zah-aks/outcries preceding from the United States of America and from other nations today? Why is there an enemy like Isis raised up against what was once a Christian nation, like the US? The answer is the multiple outcries that are coming from our land. Does that mean God wants to destroy everyone in the land? No! But He does want the church to pray justice. And if the church will do judgment, we can save a generation and possibly save a nation. But we have to do judgment! A key here is, it is not right that the righteous and the wicked suffer the same fate. Can we pray that? Of course we can! When our kids and grandkids are at stake, I would venture a guess that even the most mercy-minded among us would not withhold such a judicial prayer!