Today’s devotion for today is based on Genesis 18:25, “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”
This verse is part of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. Abraham is understandably concerned about the risk that righteous people will perish for the sins of the multitude. This story is usually understood as being an example of how we can change God’s mind if we only keep putting our case before him time and time again.
I would put forth that it is really about Abraham, and thus us discovering more about the justice of God. The Lord knows how many righteous people there are in the two cities; there are none. The Lord knows this; Abraham does not. God is patient with Abraham as Abraham comes to terms with this situation.
God, in the end, does follow through with his word. The cities are destroyed. Thus we see that God is consistent. He does not change. We are the ones who must change. When we see injustice in the world, we have a responsibility to speak out. But more importantly, to petition God to act, for his actions are always just, even though they might seem so to us at the time.
Please pray the prayer for today with me: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, you are the only ruler who does not change. Help us to trust your unchanging word, to revere and worship you, and to appreciate your authority over all things. Where there is injustice, unrighteousness and evil, may we speak out against those things and cry out to you for justice. In Jesus’ name, we pray