Pleading for Wicked Sodom — Abraham and the Three Visitors

The Story of Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah along with the cities of Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar (Bela) constituted the five “cities of the plain.” These cities were situated on the Jordan River plain in the southern region of the land of Canaan. The plain was compared to the land of Egypt (Genesis 13:10) as being well-watered and green, suitable for grazing livestock. Sodom was one of the most ancient cities of Syria and was the chief town in the settlement of the plains. Sodom and Gomorrah were cities notorious for their flagrant sins such as sexual immorality, perversion, haughtiness, fullness of bread (overfed), idleness, and indifference to the poor and needy.

When Abraham knew God’s plan to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, he pleaded with God to spare the city of Sodom if He can find fifty good people. God assures Abraham that if He finds fifty righteous people, he will spare the city for their sake. Abraham further begs with God and finally gets down to a very lesser number of ten people as God answers, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it” (Genesis 18:32). So, the truth is there were not even 10 righteous people in the city.

Abraham Pleading for Sodom (and Gomorrah)
Abraham Pleading for Sodom

Abraham and the Three Visitors

Abraham encounters three visitors from heaven who convey a special message to him and his wife Sarah.

Four lessons can be learned from this unique moment in Abraham’s life.

  1. God brings us to the end of our strength so that we will trust in His ability to do the impossible.
  2. Unbelief stems from a human perspective that leaves God out.
  3. The Lord confronts our unbelief so that we will see things from His perspective.
  4. When we trust God to do the humanly impossible, He rewards us.

Lessons from Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah, notorious for vice and depravity, were two ancient cities that were destroyed by God as a punishment for the wickedness of their inhabitants. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire for being proud and doing detestable things before God.

The story of these cities is one that details the destructive consequences of sin. It serves as a lesson of the consequences of sin and the wrath of God.

Read the most well-known Bible Stories with Pictures and learn life lessons that will empower you and restore your faith.

Add Comment

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Bible Reading Plans Bible Summaries Bible Verses by Topic Hymns Jesus on Earth Lent Season Praise Offerings Prayers Thought Pickers
symbolism of the cross
What is the Symbolism of the Cross? 7 Undeniable and Supreme Truths
divine love, secrets of divine love, love divine love excelling, love of divine, love divine all
Divine Love Exposed: Unleashing the Power of God’s Commandments (5 Truths)
bible verses about wives, wife scriptures, verses about wives, bible quotes about wives, biblical wife verses
35 Best Bible Verses About Wives to Encourage and Instruct
5 Minute Sermons Bible Facts Bible Heroes Bible in Pictures Classic Sermons Heroes of the Faith Historical Events Moral Stories Parables
shamgar, shamgar bible, shamgar ox goad
Shamgar: The Forgotten Hero of Judges in the Bible | 3 Powerful Secrets
a tale of two brothers, brothers a tale, tale of 2 brothers, a tale of 2 brothers, brothers of tale
A Tale of Two Brothers | 1 Intriguing Story of Wisdom vs. Gullibility
Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders, wise and foolish builders, the parable of the two builders, parable of the builder, jesus parables
Famous Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders – 6 Valuable Lessons
Ask Bibilium Christian Living Christian Poems Christmas Season Contemporary Songs eBooks Festivals New Year Personal Development Quizzes Quotes Soft Skills Courses Women in Christ
the christmas story, christmas story in the bible, the birth of jesus, christmas story, birth of Jesus christ, history of christmas
The Christmas Story in Chronological Order | 10 Mind-Blowing Events
duties of a wife in the bible, responsibilities of a wife in the bible, biblical wife duties, biblical roles of a wife, bible verses for wives
10 Magnificent Duties of a Wife in the Bible
prayers for married couples, daily prayers for married couples,
25 Short and Powerful Prayers for Married Couples
Animated Bible Stories Factopedia Sunday School
christmas quiz, christmas quiz questions, christmas quiz questions and answers
The Spectacular Christmas Quiz | 12 Answers You Need to Know
in the arms of jesus, arms of jesus, jesus ark, safe in the arms of jesus
Safe in the Arms of Jesus | 1 Story of Redemption | Noah’s Ark
pitohui, hooded pitohui, poisonous birds
Hooded Pitohui | The Most Poisonous Bird in the World—10 Fascinating Facts
Don`t copy text!