Remember Lot’s Wife
Isaiah 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
The Bible tells us that there would be a generation that would call good evil and evil good. In Luke 17 Jesus said concerning the last days that those days would be like the days of Noah and Lot. He specifically warns us that people would be buying and selling, marrying and giving in marriage, and making plans for tomorrow. Then Jesus says these words, “Remember Lot’s wife.” (Luke 17:32.) What does Jesus mean by this statement?
In the midst of Sodom and Gomorrah lived the righteous man Lot. The Bible says that he was vexed with the wicked conversation of the people around him. Lot knew that God had a different way for people to live. He was Abraham’s nephew and no doubt he had seen Abraham pray and had talked to him about God. So if Lot knew that the wickedness around him was not right, and if he held his Christian testimony in the midst of this vile people, why didn’t he just pack up with his family and go back to Abraham so he could escape all the evil around him? Is it possible that it was because of Lot’s wife? Is it possible that she had become so beguiled by the riches of the city and by the comforts that she had, that when Lot suggested to her that they leave the city and escape the wickedness of it she refused, not wanting to leave the city to return to the wilderness? And perhaps because of his wife Lot would not do what he should have done and escaped the evil.
Don’t be surprised if there are people in your own family who do not want to associate with you because of your walk with God. For Jesus said that a man’s enemies will be those of his own household. “And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” (Matthew 10:36). But salvation is an individual thing. If your spouse won’t live for God you cannot let that stop you, if your parents or brothers and sisters won’t live for God, you still have to go on. If your children refuse God you still have to continue on for the Lord. How many people would live for God if only their spouse came with them? But Jesus has given us everything that we need to live for Him. There is never going to be a time when there is not opposition to living for God. We need to remember Lot’s wife and not let anything or anybody keep us from being saved. For if we endure to the end we shall reap eternal rewards.
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