Sodom and Gomorrah, set within the bigger story of the Bible, is about fire and brimstone—and mercy. If you know Jesus, this is a mercy you’ve tasted, a mercy that you need fresh each morning, and a mercy that you get to share with a needy world.
Today we stop and remember that before Sodom was destroyed, it was interceded for. We marvel that God deliberately gave Abraham the opportunity to do this. And from this we learn a great deal about prayer in our own lives today.
Are we okay with God being as big as He wants to be?
Throughout their generations, God remained faithful—while Abraham’s offspring, God’s people, remained unfaithful. Far from blameless, they kept breaking the covenant instead of keeping it. And how does God respond? By being faithful.
Abram loses patience, but God's mercy shines through in unexpected ways.
Faith, questions, and a bloody ritual confirm Abram's faith—and our own.
Abram's conversation with God takes us to the heart of the gospel and the best news any of us have ever heard.
Would we rather receive the Lord's blessings or the world's riches?
Risky, generous meekness is possible when we embrace the staggering promises of God.
Abram was far from perfect. That's good news for us.
The story of redemption is full of upsets and unexpected turns and big things happening with the smallest of people. This is nowhere as clear as with the call of Abram... and us.
The Babel-builders had a plan for a city and a tower. God had a plan for the global glory of His worthy Son. Guess whose plan succeeded?