God and Abraham

Lot was Abraham’s nephew. Lot lived in the city of Sodom. Sodom and the neighboring city of Gomorrah were filled with many wicked people. So God wanted to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. But Abraham was concerned about what would happen to Lot.

Abraham talked with God. He asked God to save the cities if 50 good people could be found there. God agreed to that. But Abraham knew that there were not that many good people. So he started to plead with God. Would God save the cities for 45 good people? For 40 good people? For 30 good people? For 20 good people?

In Genesis 18:32 we learn that Abraham begged God one last time. “Then Abraham said, ‘Lord, please don’t be angry with me, but let me bother you this one last time. If you find ten good people there, what will you do?’ The Lord said, ‘If I find ten good people in the city, I will not destroy it.’”

God could not find ten good people in Sodom and Gomorrah. God rescued Lot and his family, but He destroyed the two cities. This Bible story shows us that God is fair and loving. He will always answer our prayers in a way that is best for us and His kingdom.