Presentation on theme: "Grace Grace, Gn.19:12-13 refused13, refused delayed15-16, delayed presumed17-19, presumed ignored20-22, ignored taken for granted23, taken for granted."— Presentation transcript:
Grace Grace, Gn.19:12-13 refused13, refused delayed15-16, delayed presumed17-19, presumed ignored20-22, ignored taken for granted23, taken for granted. He entered Zoar – –22, cannot destroy Sodom till he entered –24, He destroyed Sodom –Therefore, Lot was in Zoar –We assume his wife was close behind
Wrath Wrath, Gn.19:25-29 25-26 –Gn.19 identifies one person who perished 27-29, God remembered Abraham –Ja.5:16 Lessons From Lot’s Wife
I She Was Righteous Lk.17:…32 Jesus is speaking to His disciples They are righteous too, but they face the same dangers that destroyed Lot’s wife So do weSo do we
Remember Lot’s Wife Noah26-27, Noah Sodom28-30, Sodom Jerusalem31, Jerusalem (21:20) Lot’s wife32, Lot’s wife –Placed material things above spiritual everyone33, everyone –Those who try to preserve their life (stay as they are; enjoy this present world), lose all...
Everyone must escape! 1 Co.10:1-11, 12 Hb.10:…38-39 2 Pt.2:18-22
II She Was In Or Near Zoar When She Fell “The last mile of the way” Looking back is fatal –She looked, she longed, she lingered, she died –Why would a redeemed soul turn a longing gaze toward a wicked city? –Does the world mean more to her than the salvation of God (Lk.12)? –“I was baptized; I’m in the Lord’s church”
How does a person get into this condition? Faded loveFaded love –Remember when you made time for Bible study, prayer; were zealous in attending, learning…and then the new wore off… WorldlinessWorldliness –The earthly-minded attitude tries to save the lesser at any cost and loses the greater Mother: avoid “strangers”... One talent man
III One Sin Destroyed Her In her day, there were no Bibles, no preachers, no churches, no tracts The knowledge of God was confined to a few favored familiesThe knowledge of God was confined to a few favored families Most people lived in sin, ignorance, and superstition Most had no good examples, no spiritual companions, and no clear knowledge of God’s will, as did Lot's wife –She was a favored woman
Advantages Of Lot’s Wife best connectionsShe was lost in the best connections: a godly husband; uncle Abraham best companyShe was lost in the best company: Angels best wayShe was lost on the best way trivialShe was lost in consequence of what seems trivial “plain” instructionsShe was lost in spite of “plain” instructions, v. 17 clearest warningsShe was lost in spite of the clearest warnings, v. 17
Lot’s wife is not alone David's captainJoab was David's captain Elisha's servantGehazi was Elisha's servant Christ's discipleJudas was Christ's disciple Paul's companionDemas was Paul's companion We too have great spiritual advantagesWe too have great spiritual advantages One sin can destroy usOne sin can destroy us
IV God’s Word Is Firm His warnings imply a real danger –Ro.11:22 –Same angels blessed Abraham (Gn.18), cursed Sodom (Gn.19) Lk.21:34-36 –If Lot’s wife had it to do over...