Genesis 19: 14-22….Four rescued.

So Lot went out and said to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, “Up! Get out of this place, for the LORD is about to destroy the city.” But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be jesting.As morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up! Take your wife and your two daughters whoContinue reading “Genesis 19: 14-22….Four rescued.”

Genesis 19: 8-13….Not a nice story.

Behold, I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please. Only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof.” But they said, “Stand back!” And they said, “This fellow came to sojourn, andContinue reading “Genesis 19: 8-13….Not a nice story.”

Genesis 19: 1-7…..Entertaining angels unawares!

The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant’s house and spend the night and wash your feet.Continue reading “Genesis 19: 1-7…..Entertaining angels unawares!”

Genesis 18: 25-33…. Bargaining with God!

Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?” And the LORD said, “If I find at Sodom fifty righteousContinue reading “Genesis 18: 25-33…. Bargaining with God!”

Genesis 18: 17-24….Thinking anthropomorphically.

The LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keepContinue reading “Genesis 18: 17-24….Thinking anthropomorphically.”

Genesis 18: 9-16….Sarah hopes but doubts.

They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.” The LORD said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old,Continue reading “Genesis 18: 9-16….Sarah hopes but doubts.”

Genesis 17: 22-27……A day of some pain!

When he had finished talking with him, God went up from Abraham. Then Abraham took Ishmael his son and all those born in his house or bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s house, and he circumcised the flesh of their foreskins that very day, as God had said to him.Continue reading “Genesis 17: 22-27……A day of some pain!”

Genesis 18: 1-8….Eastern Courtesy.

And the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meetContinue reading “Genesis 18: 1-8….Eastern Courtesy.”

Genesis 17: 15-21….Ishmael v Isaac!

And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.” Then AbrahamContinue reading “Genesis 17: 15-21….Ishmael v Isaac!”

Genesis 17: 9-14….The promise signed.

And God said to Abraham, “As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations. This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your offspring after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised. You shall be circumcised in the flesh of yourContinue reading “Genesis 17: 9-14….The promise signed.”