Lots Wife - Remember Lots Wife— In Luke 17:32 Jesus warns, "Remember Lots Wife." What Did Jesus want us to Remember about Lot's Wife? (Gen 19:26) Lot's Wife disobeyed God's Command: "Do Not Look Back" (Gen 19:17). She did Not believe the Words of The Lord, and it Cost her, her Life— God turned her into a Pillar of Salt! (Gen 19:26) Many people now a days do not believe what God's Word says either. It will costs them their Eternal Soul too.
KEY SCRIPTURES ON LOT'S WIFE:
Luke 17:32-33 Jesus says, "Remember Lot’s Wife. If you Cling to your Life, you will Lose it, & if you let your Life go, you will Save it."
Gen 19:24-26 "Then the Lord rained down Fire & Burning Sulfur from the sky on Sodom & Gomorrah. He utterly destroyed them, along with the other Cities & villages of the plain, wiping out all the people and every bit of vegetation. (26) But Lot’s Wife looked back as she was following behind him, and she turned into a Pillar of Salt."
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Note the words, "lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And while he lingered."
We may note that Lot was not obeying the Lord as he ought, because he lingered. Even though the people of the city were wicked, something there still seemed to be an attraction to Lot. He was having difficulty leaving. Pulling away from sin, even from our sinful environment or surroundings, may be difficult sometimes. Sin has an alluring attraction for the flesh. Sin may offer pleasure but produces death. Christians are not to have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness-ref Eph 5:11. Yet, it can be difficult to cut those ties. People often refuse to obey God and leave their dead churches. They do not want to leave the blind leaders of the blind. They refuse to obey God and continue to fellowship with those that hate God. They linger.
One of the angels said unto Lot, "Escape for thy life; look not behind thee."
Note, Two Direct Commands are given.
1 - ESCAPE - Gen 19:17
2 - LOOK NOT BEHIND THEE - Gen 19:17
We need to escape from the ways of the world. We need to be set free from the works of darkness. We need to overcome all things. Once we begin to follow Jesus, we should not look back but forward to Jesus. We should not look back and desire our old sinful ways. Our past is to be put behind us as we put off the old and put on the new. As it is written,
The Lord continued,
Again, Lot hesitates in obeying the Lord.
Lot is listening to another voice: a voice of compromise, a voice of fearfulness, a voice prompted by his emotions.
Lot was fearful. He was not trusting in the Lord as he ought. He did not understand that what he feared might come upon him in the mountain, indeed, might come upon him in Zoar.
Note the words, "I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither."
Lot had to escape to safety before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities of the plain would take place.
Some may say this is a type of Rapture, wherein the saints have to be removed before the Tribulation can begin.
The people in Sodom were probably laughing and joking about the possibility of their city being destroyed by the Lord. But then it happened, and their mocking was undoubtedly turned into screams of terror and death.
Lot's Wife Looks Back
She did not believe the words of the Lord. It cost her, her life. Many today will not believe that God means what He says. It costs them their life. She did not believe the words of the Lord. It cost her, her life. Many today will not believe that God means what He says. It costs them their life.
One might wonder if Lot's arguing with the Lord about not going to the mountain, but rather to Zoar and succeeding, could have caused his wife to think that she could disobey God and look back, and nothing would happen. Was her looking back simply to see what had happened, or was it a longing for the city she had left? Was it a desire to return to the old, rather than proceed to the new to which God in His mercy had called her? It appears her heart will still in Sodom. She had left her house behind, her friends, and the sons-in-law that were engaged to her two daughters.
We are reminded in the Scriptures,
Once God has called you out of the darkness into His marvelous light, do not look back.
Remember, Lot was afraid to escape to the mountain lest some evil would overtake him. It is written,
How much better it is to obey God the first time and not argue with Him. We need to learn to be childlike, humble, and submissive before God's Word without arguing.
Lot had gone toward Sodom with great riches. He came out hesitantly and having nearly nothing. He had become a compromiser. He came out with a carnal or lukewarm attitude. He had become fearful. He had lost nearly all worldly possessions even his house. He lost his sons-in-law. He lost his friends. He lost his wife, and his daughters had become perverted. Lot went toward Sodom rich. He came out poor.
Did Lot succeed in causing Sodom to repent? No. Did they cause him to become carnal? Yes. Did his wife and daughters turn from the ways of God? Yes. Were the sons-in-law that were engaged to his daughters men of faith? No.
Lot’s own daughters had become perverted with Sodom’s standards.
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