REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE
“In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
Recently I heard a sermon by Billy Graham on the radio entitled “Remember Lot’s wife”. It was a powerful message full of deep concern about the course our country and our churches have taken in the past few years. He compared our society today to the sinful culture that had developed in Sodom. Over and over he called for the lost, as well as church members, to flee “Sodom” and to never look back. He reminded us of the warning the Lord had given to Lot and his family and how Lot’s wife looked longingly back at Sodom, remembering the life of earthly pleasures there. Jesus Himself warned us of the attachment the world can have on us and reminded us to “remember Lot’s wife”. Today, the pull of the world is strong, all of its pleasures and attractions are calling out for our affections, we have to remember the warnings and decide to never look back. Jonathan Edwards preached a message on what he called ” The Folly of Looking Back in Fleeing Out of Sodom” . He reminds us of the warnings of God’s ministers as well as the angels, reminding us of the danger of looking back to our former manner of life.
“We are warned by messengers sent to us from God to make haste in our fleeing from Sodom, and not to look behind us. God sends his ministers, the angels of the churches, on this errand to us, as he sent the angels to warn Lot and his wife to flee for their lives; “and when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife,and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city”. After we have had such forewarning, if we delay or look back after this, we shall be exceedingly inexcusable and monstrously foolish.”
We should all heed the words of God’s messengers, the warnings of Billy Graham, Jonathan Edwards, and the Lord Jesus Himself. Our world is in moral collapse. Whatever happened to Lot’s wife? After she looked back, she was turned into a pillar of salt. The judgement on Sodom got on her. This is why we are warned to flee from the wrath to come, judgement is coming upon this generation. “REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE”.