Samaritan's Song

I’ve been reading about Sodom and Gomorrah lately.

Don’t worry; this isn’t a fire-and-brimstone post.  It’s actually a post about mercy, which isn’t a topic I expected to write about when studying Sodom and Gomorrah.  And yet, upon reading the chapters about those cities, mercy is what I found – a little disconcerting, since Sodom and Gomorrah is almost universally associated with God’s wrath and hatred of sin.

And yet.

In Genesis 18:16, we have the rare privilege of glimpsing God essentially thinking aloud to Himself:

The Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?  … The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin is so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me.  If not, I will know.”

I find it interesting here that in…

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