Thursday, March 23, 2006

burning sulphur

Was very challenged reading Genesis 19 today. I think I've always seen Lot as a bit of a hero - determined to live it out in Sodom as a good guy, befriending heathens rather than just hanging out with Abram. However, I realised today that the Bible sees him as an idiot, because he was simply flirting with sin.
Read Genesis 19 and ask the question, "What did Lot gain for himself and his family by his association with Sodom?" Answer: much pain and sorrow, and little else! Lot wasn't a hero, he was a very foolish man. We should learn from his mistake - don't try and flirt with sin. Not big, not clever. Don't ever think it's good for you or for anyone else. Clear out - and don't look back or you'll turn into a pillar of salt.
A helpful and powerful lesson to kick the day into gear!

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