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THE POWER OF HUMILITY

March 9, 2015

Monday

 

Genesis 18:27

(Abraham)

 

Abraham answered and said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes.

 

 

LESSON

 

This is the first time in Scripture that a man initiated a conversation with God. He prayed for the people of Sodom, not just Lot. Abraham was not trying to wear God down by pressuring Him. Instead he was seeking clarification from God as to the extent of His mercy. He wanted to find out how merciful God would be in judging these cities.

Abraham intercedes for Sodom. His spiritual character is unfolded and exalted more and more. He employs the language of a free-born son with his heavenly Father. He puts forward the plea of justice to the righteous in behalf of the city. He ventures to repeat his intervention six times, every time diminishing the number of the righteous whom he supposes to be in it. The patience of the Lord is no less remarkable than the perseverance of Abraham.

 

Memory Verse: Luke 1:43

 

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