BIBLICAL GREETING CARDS–LOT
Read Genesis 19***
Before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the two men (who were angels) pleaded with Lot and his family to get out of town. The men told Lot not to look back at the city’s destruction because anyone who did not would turn to salt.
That’s a tough request. Wouldn’t you want to see such cool explosions, like out of a science –fiction movie? How could you not look back?
Lot’s wife did.
Looking back does two things—it slows down your escape, and it takes you back down memory lane. God was worried about worried about their safety and didn’t want them to get caught in the fire-and-brimstone storm. He also didn’t want them longing for the good ol’ days.
For the first time in Genesis, we read that Lot had a family, which would lead us to believe that his wife was from Sodom or Gomorrah. This probably explains why she looked back. Suddenly she felt sorry for her sexually corrupt hometown. God didn’t want her longing for Sodom. He wanted her to leave it behind and look ahead to the future. By turning to salt, she returned to the ground, literally going the way of the earth. Her thoughts became dirt and her memories blew away like dust in the wind.
Don’t yearn for the sinful days of your past. Look forward to a sinless future in heaven with your Savior. (from The American Bible Challenge)
YOUR BIBLE CHALLENGE:
- The Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah before Lot reached what city.
- What did the Lord rain down on Sodom and Gomorrah?
- Which two of Lot’s family members refused to leave town?
- Whom did Lot’s older daughter give birth to?
- Whom did Lot’s younger daughter give birth to?
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ANSWERS TO: BIBLICAL GREETING CARDS—LOT
- Zoar (Genesis 19:23-24)
- Burning sulfur (Genesis 19:23)
- Lot’s sons-in-law (Genesis 19:14)
- Moab (Genesis 19:37)
- Ben-Ammi (Genesis 19:38)