God’s mercy goes way beyond what we may expect. The “Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works” (Psalm:145:9). Jesus said, “He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew:5:45). Abraham fought with the challenge of those two very different issues. On the one hand, he (like us) had been promised an eternal blessing, but he (like us) saw the apparent success of the wicked and attempted to solve the problem himself.
Perhaps the simplest lesson that we can learn from the biblical narrative as given to us thus far is “let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Galatians:6:9).
—Henry M. Morris III