Hurry, Flee!

15 With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.”

16 When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them. 17 As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!”

18 But Lot said to them, “No, my lords, please! 19 Your servant has found favor in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die. 20 Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it—it is very small, isn’t it? Then my life will be spared.”

21 He said to him, “Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. 22 But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.” (That is why the town was called Zoar.)

23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. 26 But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. Genesis 19:15-26

Lot was fortunate that the Lord didn’t send down fire in Zoar as well, especially because he waffled on getting out of the cities. The angels literally had to pull him and his family to safety. What was the allure? What was the attraction? Why did he hesitate to go?

Yes, Lot’s wife looked back but Lot himself wasn’t all that eager to press on either.

The Lord destroyed the cities and all the vegetation. It was complete destruction for a region that had been incomprehensibly wicked. The Lord judged them then, plus He will judge them again one day.

Wherever you read this, pray for your nation, that the peoples will wake up to the injustices and evil they see around them. Pray that they will repent and turn back to God, before it’s too late.

Pray for the government that they will have wisdom to make decisions that affect all the people, and not merely those who contribute most to election campaigns.

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