The Bible records that Abraham got up early in the morning, after the night in which the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by brimstone from heaven, and went to the place where he had stood before the Lord who had visited him, the day before. From there he looked and saw smoke, as if rising from a furnace, over the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and from all the land in the plain. But what is interesting to note is that the Bible records that when God destroyed the cities of the plain, God remembered Abraham (his intercession and plea for keeping the righteous safe from perishing with the wicked) and saved Lot (Genesis 19:29).
Points to ponder:
For whose salvation are you and I interceding and pleading for? God is seeking for us to stand in the gap for our land so that he would not destroy it for its wickedness (Ezekiel 22:30). If God’s judgment was to fall now on mankind, can it be said, God remembered you/me and saved so and so, for we interceded for them? Think about this …
Genesis 19:27-29 (KJV)
27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:
28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
Ezekiel 22:30 (KJV)
30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.