by Rev Lai Kai Ming
Readings: Genesis 18:16 – 19:38, Psalms 4:1-8
READ (verse/s chosen for meditation)
And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt.
Abraham must be one of the best uncles in the world. He gave Lot the best of land in Canaan, rescued him from invading armies, and prayed for him when God was about to destroy Sodom. What has Lot done to deserve this? Nothing. Abraham understood the meaning of family, and of grace. The Lord, in turn, honoured Abraham’s faith, and spared Lot from death.
I don’t know how this works, but my faithfulness to God has a direct bearing on those around me, especially my loved ones. It is as though the blessings of God upon me can’t help but be leaked to my neighbours. What a joy to know that when I seek God, His favour rests not only upon me, but also upon those I care for. That’s what “bonus” really means!
Lord, help me to live such a life of righteousness, that Your salvation will come upon my family, my friends, and even my enemies.