Daily Devotions

My Song In The Night (Genesis)

My Song In The Night (Genesis)
Day 99

Text: Genesis 18: 27-29


Genesis 18:27-29

27 Then Abraham answered and said, “Indeed now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord:
28 Suppose there were five less than the fifty righteous; would You destroy all of the city for lack of five?”
So He said, “If I find there forty-five, I will not destroy it.”
29 And he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose there should be forty found there?”
So He said, “I will not do it for the sake of forty.”


1. Encouraged by God’s gracious response

a. Abraham proceeded to plead for Sodom further.
b. He had nothing to lose if he persevered in his plea.

2. Conscious of not being presumptuous

a. Abraham confessed that he was but “dust and ashes”.
b. But he had taken it upon himself to plead for Sodom.
i. He knew his nephew Lot had settled there in Sodom.
ii. He had once met with the king of Sodom after his successful war against Chedorlaomer (Genesis 14:21-24).

3. Pleading with the LORD to spare Sodom

a. If 45 righteous people were found in Sodom:
The LORD assented to this plea.
b. If 40 righteous people were found in Sodom:
Once again, the LORD assented to Abraham’s plea

4. For the sake of the righteous

a. Abraham’s perseverance in pleading for the sake of the righteous was right.
b. He had indeed understood that the LORD was indeed full of grace and mercy.

经文:创世记 18:27-29


《创世记 18:27-29》
27 亚伯拉罕说:“我虽然是灰尘,还敢对主说话。
28 假若这五十个义人短了五个,你就因为短了五个毁灭全城吗?”他说:“我在那里若见有四十五个,也不毁灭那城。”

29 亚伯拉罕又对他说:“假若在那里见有四十个怎么样呢?”他说:“为这四十个的缘故,我也不做这事。”


1. 亚伯拉罕因上帝充满恩典的回应而感到激励

a. 亚伯拉罕再次地为所多玛祈求
b. 即使他坚持的祈求不成功,也不会有任何损失

2. 意识不能太放肆

a. 亚伯拉罕承认了自己仅仅是“灰尘”
b. 但他亲自向上帝为所多玛祈求
i. 他知道自己的侄儿,罗得,已定居在所多玛
ii. 在杀败基大老玛之后,他曾经与所多玛王会面 《创世记 14:21-24》

3. 向上帝祈求饶恕、赦免所多玛

a. 所多玛若见有四十五个义人:
b. 所多玛若见有四十个义人:

4. 为着义人的缘故

a. 亚伯拉罕向上帝坚持不懈地恳求是正确的
b. 他确实明白了上帝的确富有恩典与怜悯