Valuing situations

When faced by a situation, how you respond to it it’s determined by how you value it. When you run a business and face a frequent power crisis, you find alternate majors for providing electricity to your business because of how much you value it. When God wanted to destroy Sodom, Abraham negotiated with God using the value of the righteous men who were there.

Genesis 18:23-26 And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 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? 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?” So the LORD said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.”

Sometimes responding to that situation requires you sacrificing other things. When a president decides whether to go to war with another country or not, valuing the casualties of the war helps to decide otherwise.

Luke 22:31-32 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

Because of how much Jesus valued Peter, He prayed that satan must not prevail over him.

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