“And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.” Genesis 19:14
Judgment was coming. There was no doubt. Sodom and Gomorrah had crossed Gods threshold. But Lot had another problem. Not only was he about to lose everything that he owned, his family thought his relationship with God was a joke. His son in laws didn’t take him the least bit serious. Lot didn’t have a testimony with his own family.
The sin of homosexuality had brought down Gods wrath on the cities of the plain and Lot couldn’t witness to them.
By God’s grace I do not want to be like Lot, I want to be real. I want my family to know and believe that I know God.
If Lot were alive today he could probably talk business and his family would trust his advice. He could probably talk sports with a great deal of authority. But in the spiritual realm he would be a joke. His sons in law thought, “Oh dad has just got to be kidding”. But he was dead serious. How do you rate with your family? Are you one thing at home and something else in public? Are you only worried about outward things like the Pharisees in Jesus’ day? Today our country seems a lot like Sodom and Gomorrah. Do those around us notice that we are different or do they think that our life is a joke?
“God sent down fire and brimstone because of the lusts of the flesh that made Sodom to stink in his nostrils; the harlot and the adulterer, and the fornicator, shall know that they sin not without provoking God very terribly.” – C.H. Spurgeon