I wonder why Abraham stopped short of asking God to save Sodom and Gomorrah for ten righteous people. Yes, the sins of these cities was severe and surely God’s heart was incredibly broken. But, Abraham had already established that he was being bold and God had established that he would answer Abraham’s multiple requests that began with fifty righteous down to ten.
The angels of the Lord even warned Abraham’s nephew, Lot, about the coming disaster telling him to gather his wife, two daughters and both sons-in-law (six people) and flee the area quickly.
What if Abraham would have asked God to spare these cities for the sake of his relatives living there?
Sometimes, perhaps many, we stop short of asking God for what is really on our heart or we ask out of the alignment of his will. The work of Jesus on the cross gives us the ability to approach God and ask big, bodacious things.
You will never know unless you ask.