You Better Not Look Back!

Posted: December 10, 2011 in Uncategorized
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There is an interesting story in the book of Genesis. When Abraham and Lot settled into the land God had brought them to, Abraham gave Lot first choice of where to live. Lot “pitched his tent toward Sodom.” It would prove to be a costly mistake. The lifestyle of Sodom would eventually claim his wife. When God decided to destroy Sodom, largely due to Abraham’s prayers for his nephew, God sent angels to warn Lot to flee. It is a tragic story.

When the angels came, Lot brought them into his home. The homosexuals of the city wanted to come and engage in relations with the angels. Lot was willing to offer his own daughters in their place, can you believe it? But the angels rescued the situation by causing a blindness to come over the immoral folks of the city

When the angels told Lot to flee, he told them to not look back. But Lot’s wife enjoyed the lifestyle of Sodom, and she looked back longingly. She was turned into a pillar of salt.

In Luke 9:62, Jesus said, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Obviously, anyone trying to plow their garden while looking back is not going to plow straight furrows. But Jesus gives this word in a context of the cost of discipleship. Discipleship as a Christian is an “all in” proposition. Jesus says that anyone can come after Him, but all who does must take up their own cross, denying self, to follow Him.

It is not a choice of simply asking Jesus to be Your Savior. You must surrender to Him as Your Lord. Have you surrendered to His Lordship? Don’t look back. What does it profit a person if they gain the whole world, and forfeit their very soul?

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