Theme: THE SIGNICANCE OF THE NAMES AND TITLES OF GOD ALMIGHTY
Text: “That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” – Genesis 18:25.
Comment: When God Almighty sent angels to destroy Sodom, they decided to visit Abraham and reveal to him what they were about to do. Abraham was given the privilege to plead with the leader of the team and extract a promise from him that the city would not be destroyed if up to ten righteous people were seen there. God Almighty will certainly provide for and save the faithful while those who refuse to do His will after due warning will be destroyed. Such ones are fittingly described as wicked. In line with the word of the angels, Lot and his two daughters were delivered from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah while the rest of the city, including the two sons-in-law of Lot perished. The word of God warns: “Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.” (Exodus 23:7) God declared through Isaiah “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.” (Isaiah 3:10-11) In the Kingdom of God fully established it would be clear who is for life and who is for judgement. “Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.” – Malachi 3:18.