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When the Lord had finished speaking with Abraham, he left, and Abraham returned home.
This is the sad, sad story of God’s destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Abraham had argued for God to save it because his nephew, Lot, and Lot’s family lived there. He asked the Lord first if God would spare the territory if he (Abraham) could find fifty righteous people living in Sodom and Gomorrah. God said he would, but Abraham couldn’t find fifty. So, he asked for forty-five, then forty, then thirty, then twenty, then ten. Each time, God said He would spare it for that amount, and not one time could Abraham find the number he had pleaded to God for. Finally, after ten could not be found, God left, and Abraham went home. I wouldn’t be too quick to blame God. My question is, “What Else Could He Do?”
Think about a city where only Lot’s family was considered righteous—a dad, a mom, and some kids. Everyone else was bent on their lusts. Just read the next chapter to see what I mean. The truth is, when Abraham couldn’t find even ten righteous people in the combined cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, God left, and Abraham went home. Don’t give up on our country or yours, wherever you may be reading this from. God’s grace is still sufficient for the perilous times in which we live. I’ll always believe for revival because I don’t ever want to face what Abraham had to face when people through history have argued for God and asked, “What Else Could He Do?”
Whenever I read this story of you leaving and Abraham going home, I want to weep. I know that the only hope for the continuation of humanity in that region was utter destruction on that day. You always do right. What else could You do? Amen