"Remember Lot's wife" (Luke 17:32)
Today's Morsel: Scripture has very little to say about Lot's wife. We don't even know her name. Scripture doesn't tell us where she was from, nor who her parents were. The only thing we know from scripture is that she was told to flee with her husband from Sodom and Gomorrah and to not look back. But scripture tells us that for some reason Lot's wife looked back and became a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:15-26). In His teaching about the world's condition at His second coming, Jesus was using the story of Noah and then he changed to speak of what it was like when Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed. He cautioned us of the importance of not looking back when we come out of the world, and He says, "Remember Lot's wife." She looked back and was destroyed. What is there in the world that have you are attached to that you can't let it go? Just what is there? Is it the world's music? Is it amusement parks? Is it movies? Is it sports? Is it financial gain? Is it friends? The apostle Paul said, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:13-14). Solomon said, "I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit" (Ecclesiastes 1:14). He says that it's all emptiness and unsatisfactory and even transitory. It's here for a little while and then it's gone. And he ends by telling us, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil" (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). Just what is behind you that you keep looking back?
Sing: I have decided to follow Jesus; I have decided to follow Jesus; I have decided to follow Jesus; no turning back; no turning back.
You can take this old world, but give me Jesus; You can take this old world, but give me Jesus; You can take this old world, but give me Jesus; No turning back, no turning back.