Remember Lot's Wife
and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. And take heed
to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you
unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of
the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be
accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to
stand before the Son of man.
Remember Lot's wife.
God is perfectly aware of the hold the things of this world can have on us, this is why He warned us to ‘take heed to ourselves’. Most of us should be aware of what became of Lot’s wife in Genesis 19. The angels that God sent to rescue Lot and his family warned them not to look back at the city, but Lot’s wife couldn’t resist. Scripture does not record what her name was, or for what cause she looked back. It doesn’t really matter why, yet it is profitable for us to examine ourselves. What would cause you to look back in that situation, is there anything?
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they
be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
The simple fact of the matter is that the current Laodicean churches have lulled the body of Christ into both a deep slumber and a light regard for their salvation. God’s Word tells us to be both sober and vigilant and to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. We must constantly be examining our lives for things that are displeasing to God. As His precious Holy Spirit reveals areas of our lives that need improvement we must bring these things to God in our prayer time. Don’t put off or make excuses for your sin, just bring them to the throne of Grace and reason with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is always looking for resolution and reconciliation with us. Our God is a merciful God, but we must acknowledge our spiritual failings for the sin that it is.
It is so very easy to become caught up in the vanities of this life, but this is no time to be lulled by the spirit of lasciviousness that has captivated the whorish church. We must separate ourselves from the foolish virgins because He comes as a thief for a bride without spot or blemish. A perfect bride she is not, but a bride who quickly washes her garments in the blood of the Lamb whenever she offends, and that with a genuine sorrow over her transgressions. It is only thereby that she can present herself to her Bridegroom clean and without blemish. There is no stain of sin too tough for the Blood of the Lamb to remove instantly and permanently, if only we would bring them to the throne of Grace. Glory to God!
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