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  • Writer's pictureJan Weihl

Remember Lot's Wife (Gen 19-21)

Updated: Feb 14, 2022

Genesis 19-21 just hits you in the face with sin after sin. And when we read this, we are probably inclined to focus on the sins that don't relate to us. But that doesn't give me my application. So the sin I need to learn from is that of Lot's wife.

In Genesis 19:17 When the angels had brought Lot, his wife, and his daughters away from Sodom, one of the angels said, "Escape for your life! Do not look behind you.."

But in Genesis 19:26 we are told "Lot's wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt."

So then why did Lot's wife look back?

Jesus actually gave us more information in Luke 17:

Luke 17:31-32 On that day, the one who is on the housetop and whose goods are in the house must not go down to take them out.. Remember Lot's wife."

So Lot's wife didn't obey God because she was more focused on material things, the distractions of this world.

Gosh I fall to that so easily! And it all can be summarized as "I am focused on this material thing over here instead of hearing from God and obeying Him."

Lord, please strengthen me so that I put You first daily, spending time with You in Your Word, truly hearing what You are saying to me, and heeding what is written; for the time is near.

Jan Weihl

Living Word Ministries

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