What About: 'Remember Lot's Wife?'

   “Remember Lot’s Wife.”  These words were spoken by Jesus in Luke 17:32 and are a warning to stay faithful as we approach the “Last Days.” So to understand this quote about Lot’s wife, we need to look back at  what happened in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

   Lot, against Abraham’s wishes, had settled near the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.  It wasn’t long before God visited Abraham and told him of His intention to destroy the cities of the plain because their sin had become “very grievious” (Genesis 18:20).  As He had done at the time of the Flood, God knew that His only just and merciful approach was to destroy them.  Abraham pleaded for the lives of Lot and his family, and God mercifully agreed to spare Sodom if even ten righteous people were discovered in the cities. (verse 32).

   God sent some angels to go along with Abraham to warn the people, but instead of listening to the warning, the people of the city wanted to have perverted sex with the angels.

   Then the angels warned Lot to take his entire family out of the city. “For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of the LORD, and the LORD has sent us to destroy it” (verse 13). Even though Lot tried to convince them otherwise, his sons-in-law thought he was joking and refuse ...

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