Day 7: Genesis 18-19; Matthew 6

Is anything too hard for the Lord?

Genesis 18:14

In the verse above, God was addressing Sarah’s doubtfulness. She saw herself incapable and limited to have a son because of her old age. But we later see that God does provide and gives her a son.

What do you see as impossible for you right now in this current season of your life? Share in the comments how I can pray for you.

After this conversation, Abraham has another conversation with God pleading against the city of Sodom and Gomorrah. God responded six times and answered that He “will not destroy” the city if there was anyone found righteous there. We later see that God keeps His word and destroys the city because no righteous man was to be found.

After the two angels of the Lord left went away from Abraham, they traveled to the city of Sodom and Gomorrah to meet with Lot and prepare him for what God was about to do. When they arrived, men from every part of the city came to Lot’s house. The men demanded to Lot, “Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” Lot then goes ahead and offers his own daughters to sleep with the men to protect the angels! Some would say.. that’s messed up.

The angels then struck blindness unto all the men so that they could not enter the house. It is obvious that Lot himself was struggling with sexual immorality, as that was simply the nature of the culture of the city at the time. And God only rescued Lot because of his family ties to Abraham (v.29).

Lot escaped the city and God destroyed all those living there.

Lastly, the last thing in this we see in this chapter is the perversion of Lot’s daughters who ended up sleeping with their own father! This emphasizes how even Lot’s descendants had been corrupted.

There’s a lot of good things packed into Matthew 6, and it’s all things that just make sense. My favorite verses include the Father’s prayer which we have hanging up on our wall in our home:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

Matthew 6:9-13

Man, after reading about the immense wickedness and immorality found in this world, we really do need to be praying this EVERY DAY. It can be in your own words, nothing fancy, it just needs to come from your heart <3

Be bold!

Up Next –> Genesis 20-22

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