The Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, Gen 18:17 ESV.
Would you share bad news with a friend that you know will impact her life? Or would you let her discover the event by herself.
When the Lord visited Abraham and told him the good news of a son that will be born to Sarah, he likewise shared the bad news of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. If fact, he not only informed Abraham of his intentions but began to negotiate with his friend on the terms of the outcome. In the end, the Lord completed his mission in regards to Sodom and Gomorrah, and the rest is history. Abraham’s nephew and other family members were spared, but others were destroyed.
How about you and me? Are we secure enough to inform our friends when a decision is being made that will negatively impact their life? Or do we leave them to unpleasantly discover the event? If you were in that situation, how would you like your friends to respond to you?
One principle that has proven successful for me over the years is to treat others not only like I would want to be treated, but also to treat others the way God treats me. When the Lord of heaven and earth entered Abraham’s life, He treated his earthly creation with respect as a trusted friend. How much more should we?
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