Today we’re going to travel back in time. Way back. To the time of Abraham and his nephew Lot.

Now, Lot journeyed with his uncle from their homeland in Ur to the land of Canaan. They pitched their tents near Bethel and built an altar to God. After a famine drove them down to Egypt, Lot saw the consequences when Uncle Abraham lied to the Pharoah about Sarai being his sister yet also saw God’s hand of protection. He had all the seeds for a heritage of faith and was blessed with flocks, herds and tents.

In fact, he was so blessed that the land couldn’t support his living with his uncle any longer. When it came time to part ways, Lot looked around and saw the lush, well-watered plain of the Jordan River. Over time, the Bible says that he dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent even as far as Sodom.

At some point, Lot moved into the town of Sodom. In time to be captured by warring kings. His uncle Abraham came to the rescue and brought back Lot and his belongings.

Years passed by. Sodom and the neighboring town of Gomorroh continued to do evil. Until the outcry was so great that God decided to destroy them both. It took a supernatural visit from two angels to pull Lot’s family out of that place. Literally, while he lingered, the angels took Lot, his wife and his two daughters by the hands and brought them out of the city.

Yet, even after being warned to escape to the mountains and not look back, Lot begged to be allowed to go to a nearby city instead. On top of that, his wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt. Only after the cities of Sodom and Gomorroh were destroyed did Lot finally obey and go up into the mountains.

Let’s learn our lesson from Lot who was distracted by lush surroundings and got sucked into a depraved society. Watch where we camp and where we linger. And when God supernaturally delivers us from destruction, don’t look back.

Friday Focus – Lot
Tagged on: