Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lot's One Wise Move

Genesis 19:3 KJV
And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

That Lot was a spiritual mess there can be no argument. His digression cost the lives of his married daughters and of his wife.
  • He had moved himself away from Abraham by not submitting his herds and herdsmen to Abraham
  • He had moved himself from the tent in the plains to a house in the city
  • He had occupied himself in the affairs of the city rather than in the growth of spiritual things
Lot is a mess. But he makes a move right here that saved his life and that of his unmarried daughters, he not only invites but insists on hosting the angels who had come to the city.

Very often, when a person is out of fellowship with the Lord, he tends to shy away from spiritual things; those things that remind him and convict him of his wayward position. He always does this to his hurt. In Lot's case, rather than shying away from the angels, he pressed them to enter into his home. And in the doing of that he was spared. True enough it is that his sons in law mocked him. But he and his daughters none the less were saved.

A wise Christian will insist that God and the things of God flood his home. He will press them in despite the objections and the obstacles to letting them in. Once inside, it is God and the things of God that become our salvation. We do not protect them. They preserve and protect us.

Lot was a mess. But in this he made a wise choice. 

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