Saturday, June 28, 2008

Not Just a Visit

31 Seeing, saith he, I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord. What if twenty be found there? He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty. 32 I beseech thee, saith he, be not angry, Lord, if I speak yet once more: What if ten should be found there? And he said: I will not destroy it for the sake of ten. 33 And the Lord departed, after he had left speaking to Abraham: and Abraham returned to his place.

1 And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of the city. And seeing them, he rose up and went to meet them: and worshipped prostrate to the ground, 2 And said: I beseech you, my lords, turn in to the house of your servant, and lodge there: wash your feet, and in the morning you shall go on your way. And they said: No, but we will abide in the street. 3 He pressed them very much to turn in unto him: and when they were come into his house, he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread and they ate: 4 But before they went to bed, the men of the city beset the house both young and old, all the people together. 5 And they called Lot, and said to him: Where are the men that came in to thee at night? bring them out hither that we may know them:

6 Lot went out to them, and shut the door after him, and said: 7 Do not so, I beseech you, my brethren, do not commit this evil.
Genesis: 18:31-33, 19:1-7

The angels were visible to Lot and to those who lived in Sodom. They came to purify. Lot knew what Sodom was undergoing and how evil had manifested itself. He beseeched the townsmen to not come and commit evil against these angels. It's sad that evil was present to the point that it would have been committed to heavenly beings. They came and found protection with Lot. He didn't sell them or hand them over to delight the wicked. We can't say the same in our time. We have people who sell humans for the pleasure of others. We have people who give humans to others for all sorts of wicked plans. Our time is no different than Sodoms was. Except it is widespread rather than in one place. And God knew more than anything their hearts were hardened beyond stone. Aren't our hearts almost as hardend as theirs when our desires are placed above God's. Where have we placed our desires in our time. Is it with God's will for our life or is it for our own desires.

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