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09 February, 2015

Search The Scriptures — Study 12 — Genesis 18

Study 12 of "Search The Scriptures” Is:

Genesis 18

     1.     Let us learn from Abraham’s example how it is possible to receive the Lord as our guest, to enjoy fellowship with Him, to become those whom He calls His friends. Cf. Heb. 13:2; Rev. 3: 20; Jas. 2:23; Jn. 15:13-15. What were the fruits of this fellowship in Abraham’s experience? What enrichment, in consequence, did Abraham gain for himself, and was able to bring to others?

    2.     Verses 22-33. What are the chief characteristics of Abraham’s intercession? Make a list of those which should also mark our praying. Note the effect of Abraham’s intercession. Cf. Gn. 19:29.

Note.  Verses 23-25. Note that in praying for Lot and for Sodom Abraham appealed not to God’s special covenant mercy or faithfulness, but to His universal righteous judgement.