Remember Lot’s wife. LUKE 17: 32

Although she is never mentioned by name, the first mention of her comes when the angels come to lead Lot and his household out of the city that they are about to destroy. (GEN Ch.19) Lot and his family linger to the point that the angels must take them by the hand to get them moving, and lead them all the way to the edge of the city. The angel speaks plainly NOT to LOOK BACK, yet that’s exactly what Lot’s wife does. Why would she be so blatant in disobeying God?

Was Lot’s wife a righteous woman?

Lot has talked to the angel in letting them go to a small city called Zoar not too far away to escape the wrath of God. But, it is interesting what the angel tells him before they go. In verse 22, the angel says to hurry and escape, “ FOR I CANNOT DO ANYTHING until YOU GET THERE.” The sun was well up when Lot entered into the city, then the fire and brimstone began to fall, destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, the plain and all the inhabitants and the vegetation. (vs.24-25) “But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.” v (26) Was Lot’s wife not included in what the angel said in v22? It would seem not, otherwise the fire and brimstone would not have started until she had reached safety as Lot had.

We know from the previous chapter that Abraham had prayed to God not to destroy the cities if He found as few as ten righteous people in the city, which, of course, He did not. So, can we conclude that she was not righteous in God’s eyes, seeing that He did not wait for her to get to safety? After all, if the fire and brimstone had not started to fall, she would have had nothing to look back and see.

What did Yahushua mean by “Remember Lot’s wife?”

When Lot’s wife looked back at the destruction, she turned into a pillar of salt. In Luke 17, Yahushua says to remember her, but why would He bring up a person that was barely mentioned? Let’s look at the context in which He said it. HE was comparing the days of Noah and Lot to the days of the Revealing of the Son of man. The people in both examples were ‘living it up” and did not consider their relationship with God. He doesn’t want us to LOOK BACK at our PAST or the WORLDLY ELEMENTS in our LIVES, but to KEEP GOING FORWARD and FOCUS on HIM.

So, for her disobedience, Lot’s wife was sacrificed, becoming an immobile object, a pillar that supported nothing.

What does the Bible say about disobedience?

Here we see the example of Saul. When Saul went against the commandment of the Lord, Samuel admonished him with these words:
“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king”

1 Samuel 15:22-23

Here we see that Saul suffered the same consequence as Lot’s wife, in that the disobedience brought on Destruction so Extreme that they could NOT REPENT, and undo what they had done.

It was the physical, the sensual, and the emotional pleasures of this world that she was after. She wanted sin, Not God. That was God’s reward to her for her worldliness and wicked disobedience. Strangely, most so-called Christian women (and men) today have little fear of repeating the same error that Lot’s wife committed: the sin of being worldly minded.
A man of God has observed, that many preacher’s wives have this very same mindset, (not all, thank God!) Their mental state is, for all practical purposes, no different from that of Lot’s wife. They have the spirit of Jezebel which was against the prophets of God. They love the world, the flesh and the Devil — Not God.

Perhaps for the very reason;





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