Lot’s wife had the privilege of having a husband who was a believer and nephew of Abraham, another man of God. She was witness to the many gracious outpouring of blessings to her family, however, until the last moment of her life she refused to accept in obedience the truth of God.
Prior to the dawn of Sodom’s destruction, two angels were sent to their household. Lot’s wife must have heard about the warnings and directives to gather their family and flee before the Lord handed His judgement to the city. Lot, his wife and two daughters were uncertain about heeding the admonition that they needed their hands seized to be brought out of the impending chaos.
The foursome was told to head to the direction of the mountains to safety. Specifically warned to keep going and never to look back.
Genesis 19, verse 26 says: “But Lot’s wife looked back as she was following behind him, and she turned into a pillar of salt.”
Many times we are told in this life to flee from the world that will entangle us. We are encouraged to look forward towards the hope of the Lord and leave behind the encumbrances of our worldly desires.
Yet, we choose to fall behind, laden and defeated.
However, by God’s grace, we can be steadfast not to look back but face the life set before us in the righteous hope of Jesus. Accept and dwell in this truth … and live!
Jesus, in the book of Luke, mentioned that we should remember Lot’s wife and what happened to her.
He reminded us of our unpreparedness in this life when the time comes that we need to decide. Let us remember Lot’s wife and flee from the things that will burden us with the old lifestyle blinding us and turning our hearts into stone.
We should resolve to choose the path to life which is in obedience to the WILL of the Father and not glance back.