Lot on My Mind

To say that I’ve been uneasy about the direction of our country would be an understatement. Acts that were once unspeakable are now being promoted as normal behavior. I am even being told that I must celebrate that which God forbids. People who should know better are joining the frenzy and chiseling away at the foundation of our society.

It’s frustrating to see so many people shaking their fist in the face of their Creator. It’s discouraging to hear so many others voice their approval, which in itself places them in danger of God’s wrath also (Romans 1:32). My emotions have been all over the place–from anger to sadness to pity to despair.

I began to wonder if anyone in the Bible ever shared my feelings. Then I thought of Lot, who lived in a terribly sinful society. The Bible says that God “…Condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)—if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority.”—2 Peter 2:6-10.

Only time will tell if our nation will refuse to learn from history and will instead choose to despise God’s authority. We do know that God will provide ultimate protection for those who choose his ways.

“God’s team wins. Pick a team. Don’t be stupid!”—Randy Harris.

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