In fact, the Jewish rabbis deal with this chapter by focusing on the hospitality of Abraham, and they divert from God Himself appearing as a human. It perhaps sounds too much like Yeshua, which of course, it is. This is one of Yeshua's numerous pre-incarnate visits to earth.
|Abraham had it easy: it could have been worse!|
Apparently the visitors enjoyed the meal very much, because what they tell him after they were done eating is great news indeed.
And He said, “I will certainly return to you, according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” (Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him.)
After 24 years of waiting, what does Sarah do? She laughs to herself in verse 12.
Well, the LORD heard her internal laughter (proof that this is YEHOVAH in the flesh). He calls her out. She argues. He wins.
In verse 16, we see a sudden change of subject. The men arise and look toward Sodom. And then we see the LORD Himself about to share His plans with Abraham.
|Prayer minyan of ten men|
When Abraham finishes pleading for mercy, the LORD departs and Abraham returns to his place. He's got a baby to father! And the LORD has to go deal with some serious sin.
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