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God will do what’s right

The Lord told Abraham that He was going to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of their wickedness—specifically because of the sodomy/homosexuality that was being practiced inside those cities (Gen. 18:16-21; Jude 7). Abraham pleaded with the Lord to spare the righteous in those cities and then he drew this conclusion about the Lord, “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Gen. 18:25).

Abraham’s heart ached for the people, but He knew first of all that God was “the Judge of all the earth” and Abraham was not. Second, whatever position the Lord took or action the Lord took, Abraham knew that it would be “right” (whether Abraham agreed or disagreed with it).

We live in a time when more and more people are living in open rebellion to the will of God. Let us remember that God is “the Judge,” and it is His unchanging Word that is our unchanging standard. Thus, let us remember that God’s way is “right,” even if everyone does wrong.