GENESIS 18:22 – 19:26
It sounds like Abraham is bargaining with God for Sodom and Gomorrah.
As believers is it OK to bargain with God for a good cause?
Abraham is the only person in the Bible given the title, the friend of God.
2 Chronicles 20:7; Isaiah 41:8; & James 2:23.
Abraham is standing before God and interceding, not bargaining, for Lot and the others.
Who does Jesus call His friends? John 15: 13 – 15
How can a God of grace and love decide to destroy all the people in two cities?
Genesis 13:13, 19:5; Isaiah 3:9; Jeremiah 23:14; Romans 1:27; & Jude 7
What does Abraham call God? Genesis 18:25
Abraham bases his intercession on God’s justice. Deuteronomy 32:4
Does God enjoy judging sinners? Ezekiel 33:11; 1 Timothy 2:4; & 2 Peter 3:9
How do we make good choices? Matthew 6:33
We must be careful of the choices we make because how we live determines whether we receive God’s mercy or judgment.