Genesis 18 Devotional Commentary

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Genesis 18:2

When man sinned and lost his sovereign authority over earth, God's foreordained programme of redemption began to unfold. The Seed of the woman, Who would crush the serpent's head and triumph over sin and death, passed silently through Seth and Enoch to Noah and his son Shem.

Following the watery judgements of the worldwide flood and the confusion that halted the building of the satanic tower of Babel, God chose one man - through read more...

Genesis 18:3

Genesis chapter 18 opens with a most unusual occurrence. Abraham was sitting in the door of his tent in the heat of the day, when he saw three men standing opposite him. It seems he was snoozing in the midday sun for we read, "When Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them." Then we read that Abraham, read more...

Genesis 18:17

God chose one man out of the great sea of humanity to carry forward His plan of redemption. The Seed of the woman, Who would crush the Serpents head had already travelled through Seth and Enoch, Noah and Shem. But the Lord chose Abram, a pagan from the city of Ur, to become Abraham - the federal head of His chosen nation, through whose Seed, all the families of the earth would be blessed.

Abraham was justified in God's eyes when

Genesis 18:25

Wickedness in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah had reached such depths of depravity that sin had to be punished. Judgement had to fall.

Because Abraham was the 'friend of God', he was given special revelation about the imminent destruction of the wicked cities on the plain. This servant of God was prompted to intercede on behalf of the righteous people there and he pleaded for the Lord to deal fairly with them.