Remember Lot's Wife Analysis

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Most of us, if we are honest, if we have to be remembered would like to be remembered for something good and positive. Our contemplation today is about a woman who is remembered for the wrong reasons and whose memory should teach us, sinner and saint alike, many valuable lessons. Jesus, when speaking to his disciples in Luke 17:32 said “Remember Lot’s wife.” This was a discourse about the Kingdom of God and end times and in the Scripture it is found in Genesis 19: 1-26 where we see the calamitous situation giving rise to Jesus’ quotation.

As we proceed with this meditation it is useful to keep in mind some important things:
Lot’s wife represents a certain type of churchgoer.
She was blessed and privileged in many ways.
The abundance of blessings
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(Mark 11:13- 22)

She messed up her hope
Hope is never in the past but the future, it's always forward not backwards and Lot’s wife did not appreciate that, “But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt” (Genesis 19: 26). Her looking back was not just physical but emotional and mental for she looked longingly, wistfully in the wrong direction.
Like so many today in church who are doing the same thing.
She coveted the past rather than craved the future.
Her love of the old life curtailed her aspirations.
She became frozen in a futile past fearing an unknown future.

She messed up her salvation
She forfeited her chance to be saved. Who could have believed that a simple act like looking back could be so costly? God sent supernatural messengers to conduct this chosen family to safety, he could have given them dreams to follow or a visiting prophet with instructions but he gave them the best; angels. She tired, fell behind, forsook the right path and ended up with her final disobedient act, “And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.” (Genesis 19: 17). She looked back, she said no to God for the final time; the Spirit of God took flight and she was
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I will humbly suggest the following.
We should understand, appreciate and give thanks to God for the many blessings, in whatever form, he has bestowed upon us.
We should realize that opportunities, however abundant, will be of no consequence if we fail to make use of them.
We need to be mindful of the fact that being surrounded by godly people or being in church regularly or having Christian parents or relatives will not save us. Only by accepting Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour and having faith in his redeeming work on the cross of Calvary will guarantee our salvation.
We should remember that rebellion can have awful consequences and the Bible compares it to the sin of witchcraft.(1 Samuel 15:23)
We should take serious note that time belongs to God, and so too does our life, and when He is ready he will call time on us. (Luke 12:20)
May God help us never to forget this unfortunate woman who in the end turned out to be a woman well worth
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