When I read about Lot and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, I tend to think about Lot’s wife and her turning back just when salvation was in her grasp. The angels had brought the whole family to safety; all they had to do was follow God’s instruction not to turn back. It sounds so easy. I wonder what was so important to Lot’s wife that she turned back? I’m sure that Lot was grateful to God and to the angels for rescuing him and his family and also saddened by the loss of his wife. We, too, have been rescued. We have been rescued from the fear of death, from the effects of our sinfulness and from eternal damnation. We have chosen to follow our deliverer, our Savior, Jesus Christ. What is there in our lives that is so important to us that we risk losing it all? Because we do turn back, just as Lot’s wife. We often return to old habits, old companions that lead us into sinful situations, old temptations that we think won’t entrap us. We choose to ignore what has been done for us. Hopefully, we will have the sense to return to Christ, ask forgiveness, and work at moving toward a new way of living instead of returning to the past.
And we pray:
Father, we come before Your Essence and ask to be washed with The blood of Jesus. Our thoughts and actions at times are opposed to Your Word- The example shown by Jesus. Renew in me a new heart I pray and bless us with The grace to do Your will, Amen
ALL things are for/with reason. As the first acts of disobedience were committed. It was known what needed to be done. Angels – supernatural beings. The Word of God – flawless. God’s Creation needed a solution/Savior. God’s Word is eternal, Unchanging and blessed. God’s Word became huMan flesh, was born not in the ‘comforts’ of home; but in a manger. Humility – simple yet complex!
Jesus fulfilled humanity’s magnificent calling ( Hebrews 2:5-9)
- Angels are not as special as Christ, nor human beings.
- Humans were created to have creation subjected to them.
- But we have not, because of sin and death, experienced that subjection yet.
- Jesus, though, became a human and lived up that original calling (and more). He makes a way for us to enter into God’s intention (and more) for us.