I was reading my Bible today, and the story of Lot in Sodom struck me hard all over again. If you aren’t familiar with the entire story, I’d encourage you to read Genesis 18-19 and get the idea of what is going on. 1,311 more words
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“And brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” 380 more words
4 And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” 5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” 483 more words
Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring.
It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, … 1,576 more words
In this passage that concludes the eighteenth chapter of the Book of Genesis, and brings us ever closer to the halfway point of this book of Scripture, though we are not there quite yet, I find my focus is being drawn not so much to the way Abraham continues to draw God down to a smaller and smaller number of people that would be sufficient to spare Sodom. 462 more words