Running from Sodom

Bible Reading:  Genesis 19: 1-29

Memory Verse:  “Remember Lot’s Wife.” Luke 17:32

Devo

Did you ever wish you could see an angel? Sometimes God sends angels when He has a very important message or task.

Two angels came to a man named Lot with a terrible message.  God said he was going to destroy the city of Sodom. The city grew so wicked that God needed to destroy it. Sodom must have really been horrible, because God rarely did something like this.

Lot, Abraham’s nephew, lived in the city with his wife and two daughters. The angels came to his house with this message.

“Run for your lives,” they told him.  “Don’t look back and don’t stop. Flee into the mountains or you will be destroyed.”

After Lot’s family ran out, God rained down fire and sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah behind them.

Lot’s wife disobeyed. Maybe she thought about all she had left behind in the city; her friends, her things, her past life. She disobeyed the angel and turned around. Instantly she turned into a pillar of salt.

Lot’s family had to keep running without their mom. Jesus told us to “Remember Lot’s wife,” because she was rescued from destruction, but her heart stayed in Sodom. If we’re not careful, we can desire sinful things, even when God has already set us free.

A double-minded person lives halfway for God, but wants to enjoy sin too.  Part of him wants to serve God, but he doesn’t want to leave the old ways behind. It’s a dangerous place to be, because you stop walking with God.

Lot’s wife lost her life because of her two minds.  Instead, let’s choose to serve and follow Jesus with everything.

What about you?

Are there parts of your life that are hard to give to God? Music? TV shows? Friendships?

What can we focus on, to make sure we have one mind toward God?

Prayer:  Father, help me to keep my eyes on you and follow you with all my heart.  In Jesus name I pray.  Amen.