Your Census, not theirs, that Matters!

If you read Genesis 18, you find a story where God decided to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah where homosexuality was practiced openly and everywhere. And Abraham pleaded with God so that God wouldn’t destroy those cities.

Why did Abrahma plead with God? Because his nephew, Lot, was living in those cities.

So, Abraham pleaded with God asking a very important question: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?” (Genesis 18:23)

Far be it from God to do such a thing! God doesn’t destroy the righteous with the wicked because He is a righteous God.

But what caught my attention is this: The minimum number of righteous people God asked for, for Him not to pour His wrath! (Genesis 18:32). It was only TEN!

And when God couldn’t find ten righteous people in those cities, He proceeded with His plan, to get rid of those cities with fire which rained in the form of burning sulfur (Genesis 19:24).

Would God spare Sodom and Gomorrah if there were ten righteous people? Well, if we are talking about the Bible, the answer is “Yes!” God never makes jokes. He is utterly true to His Word.

So before God moved in vengeance, He didn’t take census of those people who rejected and denied Him but of those who lived for His glory (righteous people – 2 Corinthians 5:15).

Hmm! Made you think, didn’t it?///