A Better Way To Pray – Chapter 07: “Repent, God, Repent!”

“Repent, God, Repent!”

Genesis 18:23-25Genesis 18:23-25
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23And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24 Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it? 25 Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

A Different Covenant

  • Abraham’s plea is permissible under the old testament, but no longer permitted in the new testament because Jesus already atoned for everyone’s sin
  • In the new covenant, God’s anger toward sin has been appeased
  • (There’s still consequence for sin nonetheless based on law of seedtime and harvest in Genesis 8:22Genesis 8:22
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    )…..added commentary not included in section

“Turn From Your Fierce Wrath, O Lord”

  • God honored Abraham’s intercessory request nonetheless
  • Abraham went from fifty down to ten to realize God’s intent was just

Get Out Of My Way

The Lord Repented!

Rebellion Judged

  • Numbers 16:46-50Numbers 16:46-50
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    46 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the Lord; the plague is begun. 47 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people. 48 And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed. 49 Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah. 50 And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the plague was stayed.
  • Another story of God’s anger being appeased by Aaron’s intercession at Moses’ command
  • Again, valid before Christ’s death, not anymore

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