had not decided to remain with his Uncle Abraham. He had chosen good land for himself. Lot
was carnal and walked in the flesh. Abraham walked in the Spirit. (N.B. Romans 8) Examine
yourself, who are you like?
Christians are like the meaning of the word Lot which means a cloth to cover
the face to hide it. Most Christians walk and dont see. They are worldly and
was a wealthy important man who was elected a judge in Sodom and Gomorrah. 2 Peter 3:8
describes Lots soul as being tormented by the evil that was around him in those
cities. When the angels came Lot did not hesitate. He left with them and did not look back
but he moaned and complained and asked to stay on the plain. Are we the same when God
helps us, do we say its too hard going Gods way? You have to leave all and
follow the Lord forgetting what is behind. God sometimes gives you the easy way that you
want but with it comes a leanness to your soul.
In Ps 106: 15 we are told the awful fact that God "gave them
their request; but sent leanness into their soul." What loss!
lost everything he had including his wife as a result of choosing his own way rather than
stay with his uncle Abraham. Abraham had no need for the riches and fine things of the
did things his own way in his time and we see the consequences of it. He did not seek
advice from wise Abraham. When his daughters were despairing of never marrying, Lot did
not seek advice over the matter and look what they did. Their offspring as a consequence
of their incest became enemies of God (Moabites and Ammonites). Lot lived a carnal life.
the New Testament refers to him as "righteous Lot" who was vexed by the sins of
the cities, it is nevertheless true that a lot was lost because of his fleshly decisions.