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GENESIS 18:1-5
Genesis 18 records how God greatly honored Abraham: "He lift up his eyes and looked,
and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the
tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, and said, My Lord, if now I have found
favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant" (vv. 2-3).
The Lord Himself, together with two angels, appeared to Abraham. Think of it! The Lord
did not honor the sumptuous halls and princely palaces of Egypt with His presence, but
He accepted hospitality in the tent of a pilgrim and stranger. Nor did God go to Lot, who
was a believer with many worldly possessions, although later He sent two angels to him.
Think of the high privilege of Abraham, the stranger and pilgrim, to host the Lord and two

We, too, are privileged because of our union with Christ. After Christ's resurrection,
before He ascended to heaven, He told the believers, "I will not leave you comfortless: I
will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me:
because I live, ye shall live also.
At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you" (John
14:18-20). The believer has God Himself dwelling in him! No higher privilege can be
known by those in this life.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver
him, and honour him (Ps. 91:15).
Theodore Epp

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