======== BoLD =======
Bread of Life Devotionals
Text: Genesis 18:1-3, 10
📖1….”And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
📖2….And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
📖3….And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:…
📖10….And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.”
🔥The heat of the day in Genesis 18:1 means, the time of the day when the sun is very hot. This symbolized any period in our lives that is characterized by pains, challenges and difficult situations to surmount. Remember that, even though Abraham left Haran when he was 75 years old…Gen 12:4, and possibly got to Canaan same year, yet he had no child after living in obedience to God for 24 years in Canaan. So, this could be the heat that drove him to the tent door, to avoid the wife’s nagging. And his escape from quarrel paid off positively as he sat at the tent door
🔥🔥In the story of Genesis 18, God never purposed to visit Abraham that day. He was going to Sodom and Gomorrah. But the heat in Abraham’s life changed God’s route. Although He was passing by Abraham’s cottage, but it was Abraham’s love for entertainment of strangers that brought God into his house…Gen 18:2-8. Firstly, it was the heat that made him to see God from the tent door he was seated to exhale and unwind, but it was his benevolence that brought God into his house.
🔥🔥🔥Beloveth, the good news here is that, his problems drove him out of the house, and that privileged him to see God when he was passing. The seeing and invitation of God by Abraham, altered God’s journey with a delay. Even though God was on a journey of anger with Sodom and Gomorrah, yet the heat in Abraham’s family was cushioned at same time in Gen 18:10, 17-19. Child of God, if you are experiencing any heat in your life, be vigilant, because God will be passing by you to see whether you will call him into your house. As a present help in all our problems (Psalms 46:1), he will surely deliver you from your heated life if you call him in.
🙏O Lord, use any heat in my life, driving me off balance as an invitation to change my story in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Heavenly Father, may my smallest show of benevolence create a springboard for me, into a greater life in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏My father, my father, make it my turn today for the heat in my life to cause me to see you as that of Hagar opened her eyes in Gen 21:14-19, in Jesus’ name.
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