“Meanwhile, the angels questioned Lot. “Do you have any other relatives here in the city?” they asked. “Get them out of this place—your sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone else. For we are about to destroy this city completely. The outcry against this place is so great it has reached the lord , and he has sent us to destroy it.” So Lot rushed out to tell his daughters’ fiancés, “Quick, get out of the city! The lord is about to destroy it.” But the young men thought he was only joking. At dawn the next morning the angels became insistent. “Hurry,” they said to Lot. “Take your wife and your two daughters who are here. Get out right now, or you will be swept away in the destruction of the city!” When Lot still hesitated, the angels seized his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters and rushed them to safety outside the city, for the lord was merciful. When they were safely out of the city, one of the angels ordered, “Run for your lives! And don’t look back or stop anywhere in the valley! Escape to the mountains, or you will be swept away!” “Oh no, my lord!” Lot begged. “You have been so gracious to me and saved my life, and you have shown such great kindness. But I cannot go to the mountains. Disaster would catch up to me there, and I would soon die. See, there is a small village nearby. Please let me go there instead; don’t you see how small it is? Then my life will be saved.” “All right,” the angel said, “I will grant your request. I will not destroy the little village. But hurry! Escape to it, for I can do nothing until you arrive there.” (This explains why that village was known as Zoar, which means “little place.”) Lot reached the village just as the sun was rising over the horizon. Then the lord rained down fire and burning sulfur from the sky on Sodom and Gomorrah. He utterly destroyed them, along with the other cities and villages of the plain, wiping out all the people and every bit of vegetation. But Lot’s wife looked back as she was following behind him, and she turned into a pillar of salt.” (Genesis 19:12-26 NLT)
Back to the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, as we know, God sent two angels to destroy the city and rescue lot and his family. Sadly not everyone made it, his two son in-laws and wife,] didn’t not follow, the instructions given to them by the angels.
First let’s look at lot’s son in-laws. When Lot came to them and warned them of the city’s impending destruction, they were probably going about their daily routine, when their father in-law comes in telling them they have to go, “God is going to destroy the city!” And what do they do? They brush him off as if he was joking. Wow! Now let’s look at Lot’s wife. She was almost home free! She was so close to escaping God’s wrath. But for whatever reason she looked back at the city and thus volunteering herself to be the first and only human to converted into a pillar of salt.
Lot’s wife and his son in-laws paid the ultimate price for their disobedience. Lot’s son in-laws were so caught up in their world they bush off their rescue boat. They had that can’t/won’t happen syndrome. And Lot’s wife did not sever whatever attachment she had to the city. When God tells you to go, GET UP AND GO!!! Whatever it is that He tells you to do, do it! Don’t be so caught up and attached to your present situation that you become disobedient. You don’t want to pay the price for not listening to God It pays to be obedient! You might end up salty or extra, extra toasty!
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