[CF Devotionals] 2011-03-5 - Lot's Wife

"Flee for you lives! Don't look back…" Genesis 19:17
"But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt." Genesis 19:26

God had decided to destroy the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah because of their evilness and wickedness. After the pleadings of Abraham did God send two angels to rescue Abraham's nephew, Lot, and his family. God warned Lot and his family not to look back, when the destruction of these two cities occurred. Then,God rained down burning sulphur on Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot's wife gave into temptation, and turned around and looked back. As we know, she was turned into a pillar of salt.

What temptations do you face in life? What situations occur that you know God has warned you to avoid? How can you resist temptation? Pray that God will help you resist the temptations that you face.

God has sent his Son Jesus to rescue us from our sins. Whatever evilness or wickedness that we have committed in the past has been forgiven. God has called us to be His sons and daughters. We are called to follow Him. We need to look ahead to the good deeds that He has prepared for us in advance. Resist the temptation to look back.

Richard Moser

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