Lord appeared to Abraham for the seventh time
“And 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”.(Gen 18:2).
In Genesis 18:1 the Lord appeared to Abraham for the seventh time, this time in the plains of Mamre. According to Genesis 13:18 Mamre is Hebron, and Hebron means fellowship. Now Abraham had learned the privilege of enjoying that fellowship with God. In chapter 18:1 we see Abraham sitting in his tent door with great expectation. He is not happy exactly, but expectant. He is looking forward to something. As you grow spiritually you may be given admonition of coming events. There is something in the heart that will warn you to be on the lookout.
In this way, we are prepared beforehand. When God began to talk to Abraham alone, Abraham recognized that he was talking to God, though He had disguised Himself as an angel. Though they came as ordinary men Abraham welcomed them with great joy. In Genesis 18:6, with what great joy Abraham ran to the herd and brought in a young calf. He told his wife to take three measures of fine flour. Now one measure of flour is enough for ten people, but they prepared food for nearly thirty people. Though he had but three gusts, his joy was so great that he wanted his whole family to have fellowship together. Whatever he could prepare he prepared in abundance, and they came to him with great joy.
___ By Vivek Anand