Abraham Pleads for Sodom
16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
17 And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
20 And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
K.J.V. Bible Text
The story about Abraham pleading for Sodom is a lengthy one so I broke it up into two days reading.
In this first portion, the Lord and the men with him set out on the way to Sodom and Gomorrah, the two wicked cities, to see if they are as bad as the outcry the Lord has heard about them. Abraham walks along with them.
The Lord does not keep his mission from Abraham.
It seems to me that by allowing Abraham to know what he was about to do, the Lord was able to fulfill at least two different purposes. Not only can he punish the wicked people of the two cities, he can also give a lesson to Abraham and his household about the results of living a wicked life.
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