Abraham’s example is so compelling because he had the chutzpah to bargain with the Lord on behalf of the people of Sodom.
Although His righteousness obligates Him to judge wickedness, the Lord not only hears, but answers the intercessory prayers of the righteous.
The Lord’s announcement was no surprise to Abraham. He had heard it only a few days earlier. The message was for Sarah.
Like all men of faith, Abram did not sit idle when he had resources available to help family.
After Lot moved to the Jordan Valley, God encouraged Abram by renewing His original promise.