Think On This – – Lot’s Wife

Gen 19:15-26, Luke 17:29-33

Interestingly, we know her only as Lot’s wife. I’m sure she was a real person, with real, thoughts, ideas, and plans. what could have made her so disobedient?

Lot was probably quite wealthy by the time God was ready to destroy Sodom, Gomorrah, and the other cities of the plain. After all, he had chosen the best land and location when it was offered by Abram. (Genesis 13)

Looking back is such a normal part of our lives that it’s hard not to look back. But we must! After all, it’s impossible to fully forgive if we keep going back to the issue.

And so, Mrs. Lot looks back and turns into a pillar of salt. She knew not to do that.  Did she think there would not be a consequence? But why did she look back? Was it memories, things she left behind, were their daughters following…

We can often think of all kinds of reasons not to move forward. I have learned when God says to do it, it’s best to trust Him and move forward. His plan is better than anything we’ve left behind. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

7 thoughts on “Think On This – – Lot’s Wife

  1. Lot’s wife really was one of those ‘salt of the earth’ types I am sure. 🙂

    Seriously I agree with your comment “I have learned when God says to do it, it’s best to trust Him and move forward.” We have learned that too and fully agree. He is completely trustworthy and will navigate us through all the trials of life. I really appreciate your post on this. Thank you.

    Homer Les
    http://www.uncompromisingfaith.ca

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    • Isn’t it amazing though, that we need to be constantly reminded that His purpose is better than anything we can determine?
      Blessings to you as you walk this life-road.
      Marie

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  2. I was thinking about this today, not looking back. I still try to figure out too much. And her name is Ado according to one historical account. I believe it is Jasher, a book not in the Bible but mentioned in Samuel.

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  3. Yes, it is so hard to not look back. I find that this is one of my weak spots that satan likes to use against me. If I don’t keep my guard up he sends his little flying monkeys to remind me of everything that happened in my past that was not good. Great Post.

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    • I loved the visual of flying monkeys. I’m with you on this. I have to be so careful about not looking back. One technique I use when I notice my thoughts wandering is mentally reciting Bible verses until my mind is clear again.
      Blessings to you and yours!

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