Genesis 18:16-18 records God’s introspection as God ponders as to whether he should tell Abraham about the impending judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah or not. Subsequently we learn that God reveals his plan to Abraham. Why? Because the Scripture says that the Lord knew Abraham – that Abraham will command his children and his household to keep the way of the Lord and to do justice and judgment (Genesis 18:19).
Points to ponder:
Can this be said of you and me? If the Lord introspects as to whether he has to reveal to us his plans, would he be able to come up with ” will command his children and his household to keep the way of the Lord and to do justice and judgment.” Will that be affirmative?
Genesis 18:16-19 (KJV)
16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
17 And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.