Abraham said, "God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." So the two of them walked on together.
As father and son walked to the place of worship, Isaac asked his father where the lamb was for the burnt offering. To Abraham's credit, his unwavering trust and faith now lay upon God, who he considered, was able to raise people even from the dead. (Hebrews 11:19) Some two thousand years later, the Father did provide the Lamb of God, who would take away the sins of the world. Jesus came and was crucified, He died and rose again on the third day for the sins of all those who would believe in Him. Abraham we see, would offer up someone he counted so precious, and its in this precursor, we see the Lord offering up His all for us.
1 Peter 2:7
"and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men...."
Lot, by choice, had embedded himself and his family within the confines of the city of Sodom, a city well known for their wickedness. The Lord in His righteousness, graciously would almost forcibly lead this family out of the city before raining down judgement. Yet, the final chapter of Lot and his family, is hallmarked by disaster, disgrace, despair and death. Indeed, a horrible epitaph brought on by poor decisions. In this, we are surely reminded that we take even the "slam dunks, the no brainers" to the Lord in prayer. The "obvious" choice of the well watered, lush and prosperous city of Sodom would eventually lead to a loss of witness and power, compromise and bring a love for the world.
2 Corinthians 6:18
Genesis 8:10, 12, 15-16
1 Peter 2:5
"and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;"
As we look at one verse that describes the man Noah, we find that the Lord not only preserved he and his family, but called him a preacher of righteousness. An important attribute as God had called him not only to the task of building the ark, but telling those around him of His righteousness. The Lord called Noah to proclaim the excellencies of God, along with the impending judgement to come. While we are not told of multitudes of converts or mega-church ministry, we see in Genesis that Noah simply did all the Lord directed him to do. Child like faith in obedience brought Noah and his remnant family through the flood, escaping judgement. We should all look to Noah, as to be preachers of God's righteousness as we see the day drawing near.