Never Look Back
Daily Bible Reading – Genesis 18, 19; Psalm 3; Luke 7
Today’s Key Passage – Genesis 19:1-26
Living in Sodom for so long, Lot and his wife were surrounded by evil. 1 Corinthians 15:33 tells us that, “bad company corrupts good character”, and that is exactly what had happened to Lot. When Lot went out to warn his sons-in-law of God’s coming judgment, they laughed at him because Lot was no longer a credible witness for God. He had gotten used to his comfortable lifestyle in Sodom where he had wealth and status. By God’s grace, Lot and his family were shown mercy and were allowed to leave Sodom before its destruction. When the angels told Lot to leave Sodom, he hesitated because he did not want to give up his lifestyle. When the angels finally convinced Lot and his family to leave, they warned him not to look back. Sadly, Lot’s wife was not able to walk away from her lifestyle in Sodom without remorse. On the way out of town, she could not resist taking one last longing look back at her past life. When she did, she immediately became a pillar of salt.
Like Lot and his family, each of us has been offered a chance to be saved by God’s grace. By faith in Jesus Christ, we do not have to be part of the fiery destruction that is to come. To accept his offer, all we have to do is leave behind our sinful pasts and follow Him out of our current circumstances. When we accept His gift, though, we must be willing to turn away from all of our past unrighteousness completely. How can we attempt to move forward with Him if we continue to cling to our past lives by looking back longingly at our sins? Once you have received God’s forgiveness and mercy, never look back. When we begin our walk with God, everything worth looking at is right in front of us.
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