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THEME: RIGHTEOUSNESS AMIDST WICKEDNESS   Genesis 19:1-11 NIV “The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway... Revelation of the Word:


Genesis 19:1-11 NIV

“The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. “My Lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.” “No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.” But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.” “Get out of our way,” they replied. “This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door. But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.”


Walking in the ways of God amidst this wicked world pays off. When the Lord told Abraham His friend of His plan to destroy the nation of Sodom, Abraham asked, “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it? Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” The Lord then said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake” (Genesis 18:23-26). The Lord is our Righteous Judge, and He cannot punish the righteous with the unrighteous. Lot was a righteous man together with his family. We see that his daughters were virgins despite the rotten society. The men were perverted and preferred to sleep with the foreign men to his virgin daughters. This is the kind of evil that has come to our nation with signing of the LGBTQ+ declaration. This a great evil and we need to repent on behalf of our nation. We are called to stand firm and oppose such laws that only come to destroy our children and our nation. We see that God rescued Lot and his family who had kept themselves from the wickedness prevalent in their nation. The did not conform to the standards of Sodom thus they were not punished and consumed by fire with the rest. This teaches us that we need to stand firm in the Lord and in His ways amidst this wicked world. God gives us the Grace we need and will keep us, up to the day of judgement. Psalms 1:6 says that “For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.” God watches over our ways when we walk in His truth but the ways of the wicked just as Sodom will be destroyed. Titus 2:11-12 reminds us that, “the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”


Lord You are Holy and Your love endures forever. Lord You are Righteous and Your faithfulness endures to all generations. Lord You are Good and Your mercies endures forever. We thank You Lord God Almighty Father for enabling us to see this new week in good health and peace. We bless Your name Lord for You are God and none can compare to You. We humbly to Your feet merciful Savior asking for Your mercy and grace. We repent on behalf of our leaders and nation for passing the decree on the LGBTQ+ regulation. We are sorry for we have turned away from Your ways. May You for forgive our fellow country men and women who have chosen to practice these evil things, and help our judiciary to reverse that decision. We repent on behalf of our leaders who have received bribes and allowed such evil judgments to come upon us. May You forgive us dear Jesus and smear Your precious blood on the door post of our hearts, houses, churches and nation. May You look to us with mercy and forgive us. May Your grace abound in us that we may say no to all ungodliness. May You watch over our ways and lead us to Your everlasting path. May You guide us and protect us throughout the week, and show us Your salvation. May You open up new opportunities for us and expand our territories. May You bless us, our families, societies, churches, ministries and nation, and show us Your path of truth. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forevermore. Amen

Further reading: Psalms 1:1-6, Titus 2:11-15

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