She had been plucked from
the burning fires of Sodom!


(John MacDuff, "Sunsets on the Hebrew Mountains")

"But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar
 of salt. Genesis 19:26

"Remember what happened to Lot's wife!" Luke 17:32

BEWARE OF WORLDLY ENTANGLEMENTS!

How many there are who, like Lot's wife have apparently
set out to the Zoar of safety, yet who linger and perish
in the plains of Sodom!
They hear the terrors of the law;
they are roused by the threat of the coming conflagration.
They think of fleeing; they have actually set out.

But the world they have left has too many attractions
and fascinations!
Like Demas, they give the preference
to these. They look back to Sodom and perish!

Beware of yielding to temptation!


She had gotten out of reach of the summonings and jeers
of her evil companions; she had reached the brow of the hill,
and was apparently all safe; she had been rescued from the
idolatries of Chaldea, the superstitions of Egypt; she had
been plucked from the burning fires of Sodom
; and yet
she perished notwithstanding!


How sad it is, to see a soul . . .
  that had set out on the way to heaven;
  that had escaped the temptations of youth;
  that got rid of worldly entanglements;
  that got out of Sodom and was on its way to Zoar,
yet perishing with salvation in sight!

"But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar
 of salt. Genesis 19:26

"Remember what happened to Lot's wife!" Luke 17:32




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