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I Know Him (Genesis 18:16-19)

Introductory Thoughts

Every devoted believer treasures the thought that one day God would say to him, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21). Abraham was such a man who exhibited faithfulness. In fact, it was God who commended Abraham for his faithful life though living in a very wicked world. The Lord came to visit Abraham in the plains of Mamre while on His way to bring judgment upon Sodom and Gomorrah. As the visit was coming to an end, the Lord remained with Abraham as the two angels went to Sodom. Interestingly, the Bible reveals the mind of the Lord as He contemplated whether or not to tell Abraham about the judgment coming to Sodom. Why would the Lord sense the need to tell Abraham? The Bible provides insight in the words of the Lord when He said, “I know him.” God told Abraham because Abraham showed himself faithful (Amos 3:7).

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): God sees everything we do and how we act at home and church. Can He count on you to obey your parents at home? Does He hear you asking for prayer and joining the class while singing in Sunday School? Would He praise you for listening to the Bible story, sharing your toys with others, and keeping your hands to yourself?
  • (For everyone): Why do you think the Lord knew He could depend on Abraham to obey Him? Can you think of any reasons why the Lord would think He can count on you?
  • God said He knew Abraham, and He knows you! What does God know about you? Can He count on you to do the right things? Can your family depend upon you?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Ask the Lord to reveal the true level of your dependability.
  • Ask the Lord to help you to be more dependable today and in the future. Ask God for the right opportunities to be faithful.