Imagine if you can that you are sitting in a chair on the front porch of your home relaxing from the heat of the day when you look up and see three men walking towards you. You rise up to greet your visitors and
Then Adonai appeared to him at Mamre's large trees while he was sitting in the entrance of his tent during the heat of the day. When he lifted up his eyes to see, suddenly, three men were standing right by him. When he saw them, he ran
from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed down to the ground (Gen. 18:1-3).
Each year when I read these verses, I stop and think to myself, How would I act if this scene took place in my life? What would I do? What would I say?
As we read on, we find out what Abraham d
Then he said, "My Lord, if now I have found favor in your eyes, please do not pass by your servant. Please let a little water be brought so you can wash
your feet, and make yourselves comfortable under the tree. And let me bring a bit of bread so that you can refresh yourselves—then you can pass on—since you have passed by your servant. They said, "Do j ust as you have said." So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said, "Quick! Knead three measures of fine flour and prepare bread loaves!" Then to the herd Abraham ran and took a young ox, tender and good, and he gave it to the servant, who prepared it quickly. Then he took butter and milk and the young ox that he had prepared and set i t before them. While he was standing by them under the tree, they ate (Gen. 18:3-8).
There is an abundance of lesso
First, what jumped out of the text when I read it were the last two words above, "they ate." Think about this for a moment: the Creator of the universe is an immortal being who doesn't need to eat earthly food to sustain Himself. Yet He has eaten. He
Second: Abraham served the bes
Third: I believe this is a ver
The more I thought about these verses and this experience, the more I rea
"And answering, the King will say to them, 'Amen, I tell you, whatever you did to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'"
Eric Tokajer is author of With Me in Paradise, Transient Singularity, OY! How Did I Get Here?: Thirty-One Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Entering Ministry, #ManWisdom: With Eric Tokajer and Jesus is to Christianity as Pasta is to Italians.
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