January 14 – Repeated Blessings

The grievous sins of Sodom and Gomorrah reached an all-time high and destruction by the Lord was at its doorstep.  Abraham’s nephew Lot and his family still lived in that area and Abraham bartered with the Lord not to destroy the righteous along with the wicked.  During this conversation with Abraham, God restated His promise. “Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.  For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.” 

Does keeping the way of the Lord make a difference to God when we ask Him for His help?  It did for Abraham, and because of it, Lot was spared again. How we live our life matters.  Abraham knew that righteousness and justice were important to God.  He could choose to obey the commands that God gave to him or reject His instruction. Obedience was the only wisdom he had.  Let’s be wise and learn to listen to God’s voice. Obeying God leads us to wisdom. Lord, may we seek to make progress on changing according to Your plan rather than repeating the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah. Amen.

Genesis 18:18-19 NIV