Remember Lot’s Wife… So As To Never Become Like Her

She most likely was a woman who was given to compromise. In the end, it was obvious she lacked godly wisdom and knowledge with a rebellious heart against God. I’m talking about Lot’s wife, whose bad choices and ungodly mentality led to her shocking, catastrophic demise, being turned into a pillar of salt during the Lord’s destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Jesus even used her as a warning and a proverb to his disciples in Luke 17 when he told them, “Remember Lot’s wife,” to teach them to cling to the Lord and the things that please him instead of the world as the evils of the endtimes unfold.

Lot’s wife had no justifiable excuse to end up like she did. There’s no doubt, given the timeline of what happened in the book of Genesis, that she was an eyewitness to what the Lord was doing and had done in the lives of Abram and her own husband. Both Abram and Lot grew in wealth because of the Lord’s blessings. She would’ve known the story of how Jehovah commanded Abram to leave Ur of the Chaldees to move to the land of Canaan with Lot accompanying him so that God could bless Abram.

She must have been aware of and probably present when the Lord judged Egypt when Abram, Sarai, and Lot went there to flee a famine in Canaan in Genesis 12. How Pharaoh presumed to put Sarai in his harem and God punished him for it. Lot’s wife was present in Genesis 14 and one of the captives with her husband who were taken out of Sodom by kings who warred against Sodom, Gomorrah, and other cities in that area. She saw with her own eyes how Abram and his servants defeated their enemies to free her and Lot from captivity and witnessed how the Lord’s king, priest, and prophet Melchizedek came to bless Abram and worship with him to celebrate the Lord’s deliverance.

Abram at that time also condemned the king of Sodom for how corrupt he was, refusing the rewards the king offered. So Lot’s wife would have been aware of the corrupt dealings of the government and society where she lived. Her actions at the end revealed that she was okay with it. By the time preincarnate Christ visited Abraham and Sarah with his two angels in Genesis 18, the wickedness of Sodom was so well-known that Christ sent his two angels there after the outcry against their evil reached emergency levels in heaven (Genesis 18:20-21).

Such evil would have been obvious to Lot’s wife, especially since Lot must have expressed repeatedly that he was “vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked” (2 Peter 2:7). Then to top it all off, a large number of the men of Sodom and Gomorrah flocked to try to gang rape the angels visiting her home. When Lot objected to their intentions, they threatened his life and she saw the angels rescue her husband and strike the sodomites with blindness. You would think that all of this, especially the threats against her husband, would cause her to be fed up with Sodom and Gomorrah to the point of being glad to flee. Unfortunately, she had been so compromised to favoring evil at that time that all of the Lord’s goodness was completely rejected by her. And one would have to be pretty far gone to still want to stay behind like Lot’s wife did.

In these last days, there are many who are like Lot’s wife. They are within the circle of influence of true believers, witnessing firsthand and experiencing how God is working in this world to bless believers in Christ Jesus. Yet for all of that they wish to compromise with the world. One minute they appear to be speaking out against the lies and false ideas of gay “marriage”, or “transgenderism”, or censorship, or government overreach, or even false religious doctrines. Then the next minute when society caves to accepting those deceptions, they have no problem assimilating to the language of the lost by calling it gay marriage or transgenderism, or accepting censorship, government overreach, and false religious doctrines like mindfulness or the false teaching that all religions lead to God. They can compromise and put their stamp of approval on evil all they wish, but as for me, I love Jesus so much I’m determined to stick by his warning to “Remember Lot’s wife”… so as to never, ever become like her.

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