Genesis 18:1, 6-7 – Make Haste!

Genesis 18:1, 6-7
And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.

-The Lord came to visit Abraham one day on his way to Sodom and Gomorrah.  It is Abraham’s reaction in which I am most interested.  Look at the words that are used to describe Abraham’s actions in preparing a gift for God- “hastened”, “quickly”, “ran”, and “hasted”.  Do you see a pattern there?  A pattern that stands in stark contrast to the lackadaisical service that many of us see fit to offer the Lord.  Abraham dropped everything and apparently didn’t even make time to breathe until the Lord had been properly addressed and, in doing so, he set an example of service that we would all be wise to follow.


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