As the Lord was raising up Abraham as the father of a great nation, Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of their sins. The desperate need for a savior is apparent, however, in the sins of Lot, Lot’s wife, and his daughters. Abraham’s faith in God, in spite of his own imperfection, stands in stark contrast to the fear displayed in Lot’s family.

Prayer: Jesus, cause us to walk in faith, not by sight.

Promise: “For the Lord was merciful to them.” —19:16

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