Presentation on theme: "Lesson 17 – Genesis 18-19 Patience and Salt. Genesis 18:1-15 3 men came to visit Abraham 15:2-5 – What did Abraham do for these men? These were holy men."— Presentation transcript:
Lesson 17 – Genesis Patience and Salt
Genesis 18: men came to visit Abraham 15:2-5 – What did Abraham do for these men? These were holy men. Do you think Abraham was told beforehand who they were? Where else in the scriptures do men prepare to receive holy men? What is their purpose in being there? (v9-10)
“Is any thing too hard for the Lord?” Sarah was in disbelief (18:12) What a humbling question! What situations in our own life should we ask this? Is any thing too hard for me, when I trust in the Lord? D&C 88:68 – “it shall be in his own time, and in his own way, and according to his own will” So what is our task? – Hebrews 11:13 – Faith and patience. Recognize we are strangers on the earth.
Spencer W. Kimball “Somehow, brethren, I feel that when we have done all in our power that the Lord will find a way to open doors. That is my faith… ‘Is any thing too hard for the Lord? …’ I believe the Lord can do anything he sets his mind to. But I can see no good reason why the Lord would open doors that we are not prepared to enter.”
Sodom and Gomorrah Genesis 18:26-32 Why is the Lord so willing to negotiate with Abraham? Even the smallest good is seen by the Lord. What does this have to do with repentance? How can we emulate this characteristic of God? Alma 10:22 – City of Ammonihah
Notebook Ideas How has the Lord blessed you only after you have shown great patience? How can we look for the good in others, even if they seem to be evil?