Monday, July 16, 2012


Seriously, Lot had only one problem: he loved the world.

He chose notoriously wicked Sodom because the Jordan Valley was “well watered” (Gen 13:1-13).
I wonder if he felt he would never be tainted by sin?

“He hesitated” (19:16) when the angels said, "Get out!” and had to be physically forced to flee.
I wonder how much did he own in Sodom which possessed him?

His sons-in-law thought he was "jesting" when he warned them of judgment (19:14),
I wonder if he had cracked one joke too many?

He asked to go to Zoar, a small nearby town, when told to run to the mountains.
I wonder if he wanted to be close enough to see, or return to, his beloved Sodom “just in case”?

Then he hid in the caves because “he was afraid” (19:30).
I wonder if stripped of his possessions, this was just one insecure frightened miserable bloke?

His virgin daughters took turns to sleep with him.
I wonder if they also resented him for offering them so generously to the vile men (19:6).

Do not love the world.
The world does not love us nor our children.
Do not love things.
Things own us, and make us insecure and scared.

Lot might have lived a “well watered” life but his soul was dry.
He might have been spared destruction, but his descendants could not escape judgment.
Lot might have left Sodom, but Sodom would never leave him.

Do not love the world.
Love God.

love the ocean - God made it for Himself

About Me

In the Old Testament in the Bible, there was a man named Jacob who "wrestled with God and man." He wouldn't let God go until God answered his prayers. God admired that and renamed him Israel, "the one who fought or wrestled and prevailed". He fought with man--his inner man--and conquered his own weaknesses. He's my hero. He is what I hope God and man see me to be.