February 15, 2015 – Sin Costs a Lot


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“Many Christians have just enough religion to make themselves miserable” –R.A. Torrey

He had everything a man could ever want: a loving family, an abundance of possessions, a good name, and a personal relationship with God; but He traded it all away because of His love for the world.  I am not talking about the latest televangelist who was caught in a scandal; I am referring to the nephew of Israel’s great patriarch: Lot.

Lot jeopardized all the blessings of God with an insatiable hunger for worldliness.  When God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot lingered.  Listen to what Peter had to say about Lot’s carnality, “And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
(For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)”

Not only did Lot dwell among the world, He delighted in the world.  As a result, Lot lost a lot.

He lost his livelihood- he took nothing with him out of the city.

He lost his loved one– Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt.

He lost his legacy– his daughters tricked him into having sex with them, and they bore two sons by their own father.

He escaped the destruction of the city but he was not altogether spared.  Love not the world, neither the things in the world, you just might lose a Lot!

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING: Numbers 8-10