Summary: If God Tells you to move forward move. He has new blessing for you at your new Level
Praise Lord Saints of God
Today we are going to be talking about a story in the Bible that is familiar to a lot Of us. Today I will be talking about Lot and His Wife and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
In Luke 17:26-32 Jesus Uses the destruction of These two cities to to insure and warn people that he is coming back again Like a thief in the night. He is warning that all should be ready in the last days.
In Lot’s day you must understand that immorality and sin was a big part of their daily life. Actually it was the rule rather than the exception. These people planted and sold, Drank and married and went on with their daily routine right up until fire and brimstone fell done from heaven. These people went on with their sin and wickedness never realizing there need for a savior. What a sad, sad place to be.
What is even more tragic then the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is the destruction and downfall of Lot’s wife. What is so tragic about her story is ,that she almost made it out. but she didn’t make it because she had lost her heart in Sodom. Let’s take a look at the story .
As we look at Luke 17:32 Jesus tells us to "Remember Lot’s Wife"
Today we are going to take a look at Lot’s wife. She was a nameless woman in the scriptures and hardly memorable yet Jesus tell us to remember her. What was so important about this woman? Why should we remember her? A lot of times when people speak of her, they will talk of her foolishness and disobedience in turning back. Some will say that she deserved her outcome, but actually if you think about it her story is one that a number of us can identify with.
Just like Lot’s wife , we are faced with choices to make. Choices of what to eat, what to drink ,where to go, what to wear and other things. Sometimes we make good decisions and sometimes we make foolish decisions which just like Lot’s wife lead to destruction.
Before you can successful remember lot’s Wife we need to first understand what happened to her
Genesis 19:26 says
But his wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt
The reason that Jesus tells us to remember her is because she is an icon of how christians should not live their lives. Let’s take a close Look at her life. Let’s walk in her shoes for a while.
Imagine with me if you would Lot’s wife sitting there listening to the decree that the angels were making about the fact that Lot and his family leaving the city and take their family with them. Imagine how she must have felt hearing how everything that she held dear was going to be destroyed. Think of the fear she felt at hearing about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. What you have to realize is that because she was LOt’s wife she was expected to Just pick up and leave everything that she had known; her friends, her life, her riches, the society that she had come to know and possibly love. She was expected to leave everything behind.
It could have been that she was content with the sin in the city or it could have been that she had gotten use to the sin in the city. You know that you are in a bad place when you get use to sin in your life. When you get to the point where sins no longer bothers you. When issues that should have you on your knees praying cause you to shrug your shoulders and think that it is all apart of everyday life. The bible says in (1 Corinthians 15:33) Do not be decieved,evil company disrupts good habits.
When I was studying for this word I came across a couple of interesting points that I didn’t know before
It was not until the 19th chapter of Genesis that a wife and children were even mentioned in connection with Lot. It could have been that he married her in Sodom. That fact could explain why she was so troubled at the thought of leaving the City. It could have been that the sin of the city had always been a part of her life and she couldn’t see herself separated from that way of life. Lot’s wife whole problem was the fact that she didn’t want to let go of her way of life. You see her heart was stuck in Sodom.
The bible doesn’t really say when or where he married
but we can see that she failed in her spiritual training because later on in the story her daughters got Lot drunk and committed incest with him in order to keep the bloodline going.