Listen to today’s devo!

Will not the Judge of all the earth do right? (Gen. 18:25)

The disease of Alzheimer’s was beginning to wrap its tentacles around our friend. As his brain cells began to degenerate, so did his ability to remember recent conversations and perform daily tasks. One day we received a call from his frantic wife. He had gone to the grocery store but had not returned. Our prayers turned to praise when he was found along the road; he had been unable to find his way home.

Just as we searched for our friend, God searched for righteousness. Abraham pleaded with God, “Don’t destroy righteous people when you punish Sodom and Gomorrah. Please, if there are fifty people who are righteous, will you spare Sodom and Gomorrah?” But God could not find fifty righteous people. Abraham bargained for forty-five, forty, thirty, and twenty. He begged for ten. Yet God could not find even ten righteous people.

Today, God is still looking for righteousness. He is looking for men of honor, women of integrity, children of obedience; those who are honest, just, and have self-control; and those who refuse to bow to the world but will stand in the face of sin. God is searching in my hometown and in the city where you live. He is searching in the church and without, in your workplace and in our homes. Live righteously so when God searches, he finds you.

Live a righteous life before God and man.

Pamela Kuhn’s favorite word is joy, and her favorite place is anywhere that holds books and sells tea. Her husband, RB, is an associate professor at Indiana Wesleyan University.

© 2021 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.