11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”
God keeps his promises. We can count on it! When He says He is going to do something…we can consider it done, even when it doesn’t make sense. There is nothing too hard for the Lord!
15 But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid.
And He said, “No, but you did laugh!”
We must kid ourselves. There isn’t anything that the Lord isn’t aware of.
32 Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.” 33 So the Lord went His way as soon as He had finished speaking with Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.
Sometimes it is hard to reconcile the wrath and judgment of God with the love of God. Truly he desires that none would perish. He has made a way of salvation for us. He longs to save. Verses like this show me how willing God is to spare His people. It is His people who refuse to follow Him. What a great a wonderful God we have!
11 And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they became weary trying to find the door.
The depravity of man was so great that even in their blindness they try to satisfy their own lust. The path towards unbridled sin is a slippery slope. Once you head down that path, it is difficult to stop. Only Jesus can get things turned around.
14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons- in- law, who had married his daughters, and said, “Get up, get out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city!” But to his sons- in- law he seemed to be joking.
When people’s hearts grow complacent in satisfying themselves, all warnings seem like a joke. It is so sad to watch people, dying in their foolishness, reject truth. It breaks my heart!
26 But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
It’s dangerous to look back at the things we have been delivered from.
6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
I have grown to appreciate, so much, a private place to pray. It is where I have my most intimate times of fellowship with the Lord.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Is it really that difficult to tell where our hearts are? All we have to do is look at our treasures. I so want Jesus to be my one and only treasure!
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
I absolutely love this verse! I find that there is much we can worry about in this life, but when I ‘seek first the kingdom of God’, I mean really seek it…everything else falls into place. It is a wonderful truth!