The report on Abraham’s mission in Genesis 19:1-29 clearly demonstrates how Abraham’s spirit of hospitality, love, and prayer had positive effects. In this passage, we learn that Lot, Abraham’s nephew, lived in Sodom and held an important position there, likely in public service.
Abraham and Lot were both hospitable hosts who invited strangers to rest with them and prepared food for them. This shows that despite their flaws and weaknesses, both Abraham and Lot possessed good qualities. The fact that Lot lived in Sodom, a city known for its sins and wickedness, shows that he lived in a challenging environment.
However, the consequences of this story are grim. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah due to their sins and wickedness by sending sulfur and fire from heaven. Only four people left the city, and only three of them were saved. This reminds us that not everyone will be saved, even if we strive to spread God’s message.
Our mission as Christians is to invite as many people as possible to accept Jesus and His plan of salvation. We can pray and ask the Holy Spirit for support, but ultimately, the decision for salvation rests with each individual who has free will. Our goal is to spread the message of love and salvation, and we hope that many people will accept it. However, we must also accept that not everyone will accept this invitation, as free will must be respected.
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