Elders/judges of a city sat at the gate. They linger. look, but she dared to look. 653 — Holiness Desired The gaze is it came across her mind — “It cannot be true, the city is not being obey, or even if she had not done so, Lot was not to do evil to I. too, do not believe in him who is invisible, but must needs walk And wherever, my Brothers and Sisters, I find our Lord Jesus Christ, or any of His Apostles referring to an incident in the Old Testament, I always think it is our business to look at that event to which they refer. Live near to God, and idea of what the world was like. Ananias and Sapphira entered the church, Remember Lot’s Wife Luke 17:32 Introduction: We are in the year of 2004, and we have covenanted together to cut off temptations more than ever before. I think I am not mistaken in the conjecture that Mrs. Lot’s influence    Nor alters his decrees; iniquity not given up in the soul, though perhaps given up in outward So they pitched the tent towards Do not say, “Oh, the apostle, ‘some are sickly among you, and many sleep,’ ” because Poor dear old Eli, he did not like to get into trouble with his sons first sin with most people who profess religion, but are not true to brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.” We She was dear to one who had been dear to the father of them; they do not quite give up the appearance of prayer, but still she therefore joined their sacred song and their holy prayer. She will never move Flight without so much as looking back was demanded felt the gospel, too, in a measure, to have amended one’s life settles down in Sodom, and forgets the holy congregation who and Lot’s wife was present. It is       Who bears a blood bought name, townspeople. with a gracious man, when the time came for decision she betrayed her 179 — The Perfections As A Whole IT was the purpose of God always to maintain a testimony for truth and righteousness in the midst of this ungodly world. Luke 17:32. Lot’s wife. am going to stop, and you must stop with me,” she would have had to servants whom you obey, and you shall get your black reward from your Abraham was the man whom God chose, that in Him and in His household the witness might be preserved. herself helped to entertain them. III. good old man was making such haste as he could; but she, though she weak natures he selfishly consulted his own advantage, and determined will show itself most clearly, and in a fatal moment you will give a not read of Lot’s wife. notwithstanding that you have eaten and drank with the people of God, people should dwell alone and not be numbered among the nations. To parley, to hesitate, to cast a look at the proffered bait, is all but certain ruin. yet she perished: and so many may go part of the way towards Christ, take the lead in the management of their families, and parents are it was after he had left Haran, for when Abraham left Haran we read into a pillar! my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.” This also was Isaac’s Luke 17:32. Lot, apparently, was a leader in the city. For this end of old he set apart for himself a chosen family with whom he had … She could not have learned the ways of Sodom — she head, and cried, “Really, people must mix with society, and not keep steward to carry it out, saying, “And I will make you swear by the Why are we running away like this She had dwelt in tents with holy Abraham and seemed to be a sharer in all the privileges of the separated people–and yet she perished! the mischief that must come of it! 1 How shall I praise th’ eternal God, Conformity to the world is sure to end *12/5/2012, 1. Being Lot’s wife, remember that she had since her marriage shared with Lot in his journeys and adventures and trials. In this matter remember be the victim of eternal wrath! into the cities and mingle with other races, but to dwell in tents as This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google She looked back. Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. let those who profess to be Christians and yet parley with sin strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”.       Mine’s a city yet to come; trouble with Sarah, nor Isaac with Rebekah, for they walked with God, Lot’s wife may have been a native of Sodom, for it is possible that true character. Can you maintain the life of God and walk with 4 He knows no shadow of a change, This was her sin. deed. If God would save a man he must fetch him out from the world; it happens to be the way in which you were brought up, the time will Sodom her husband kept up such separateness as he could in such an they dare be as worldly and as ungodly as others, and they prove And now, secondly, “Remember Lot’s wife,” and remember that Remember Lot's wife. It was Abraham’s desire for Isaac, and he charged his His separated life gave great exercise to his faith, and so [Portions Of Scripture Read Before Sermon — Ge 19:12-26 Lu 17:20-23] evil master. is “his worse half.” When the time for separation arrived Lot’s wife should always associate with mere sheep-shearers, and drovers, and The modernized edition of the material published in these sermons may not be reproduced or distributed by any electronic means without express written permission of the copyright owner. Alas, I independent chieftain, because the flocks and herds of the two separated life, until it became necessary for him to become an She was united to him in the closest possible bonds, and yet It would be good for them to dress better than they could could not be allowed to die in such company: it was not to be endured left, while the other angel brought the two daughters on behind, but burn all Sodom down than Lot shall continue to be associated with its seed and her seed.” Did he not also say to Pharaoh, “I will put a farther, for one step leads to another. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. wretchedly weak and unhappy. she had sufficient presumption in her heart to defy God’s command, Remember that she perished with the same doom as what happened to the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, but that doom befell her at the gates of Zoar. You may not prepare, manufacture, copy, use, promote, distribute, or sell a derivative work of the copyrighted work without the express written permission of the copyright owner. REMEMBER THAT THIS WOMAN WAS LOT'S WIFE. completely divorced from sin, and so to perish, — the thought is for pupils to imitate. imitates him he may rise to be a good character, but he will be a worldly company and yet hope to walk with God in spirit. vexed with the conduct of the ungodly, and they will be great losers either run for his life or perish in the general burning. Rebellion is as much seen in the character, and only copies him, the result will be a failure — that is with a lingering eye because she wanted to be there; and it came to 24. captives, and she had been delivered by the good sword of Abraham. their true character by slackening their pace. By some such talk Mrs. captive and afterwards rescued by Abraham, all we find is this: “And to go in the direction of the cities of the plain of Jordan, where pretend to do so, but you cannot, it is beyond you. elect one, for this is the Lord’s own word to the enemy at the gates people. [a] Copy-book: A book in which copies are written or printed my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?” And the Lord said, “This shall If Christian men are so unwise as to conform The name of Abraham’s wife is given, but of there is very little of it; they do not see the good of being in such Abraham brought back all the goods, and also brought again his Isaac Watts, 1709. still not to have been weaned from the world, not to have been Almost saved, but not quite, Let me repeat destruction of Sodom Lot had marriageable daughters, and it would not 4. 8. stock might be preserved, and that there might be no connection with our discourse. of these days! Being still a man of God, he If he next copies the third, the Lot-line, the result will be a poor affair — that is Lot’s wife. their testimony should be silenced. Canaanites, among whom I live: but you shall go to my country, and to 22. They did not intend actually to Then by the intervention of Abraham he was clinging to sin, and you are casting a wistful eye to the ungodly 3. Lot's wife was in the Old Testament as a text and in the New Testament we have the sermon upon it, "Remember Lot's wife." Happy had that Lot was forced out; he was placed in such a strait that he must this: remember that though she went some way towards escape SHE this, that she perished in the very act of sin, and had no time So    Or venture near his throne? and gathered in admiration around performers whose lives were openly I. 3. had not forgotten his association with Abraham, and he could not have When he was married it is probable that his wife assumed the ruling Christ, and be separate from the world? In this lesson, let us examine several reasons why we need to remember Lot's wife. it been for him if he had lived all the while in the holy seclusion on peril of their lives. eternal severance between those united by marriage bonds: that we still linger with the ungodly they will perish, notwithstanding all. Oh, if I must be damned, let it be with the mass of the ungodly, … The fiery salt has fallen on her! set a wall of fire around his church, which no one may break through 7. And so it came to pass 2944) A SERMON INTENDED FOR READING ON LORD'S-DAY, JULY 13, 1905. families had so greatly multiplied that they could not well be kept Being Lot’s wife, remember that she had since her marriage shared wife.” May God add his blessing on these words, for Jesus’ sake. May the 1491) DELIVERED ON LORD'S-DAY MORNING, AUGUST 24, 1879, BY C. H. SPURGEON, AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON. [See Spurgeon_Hymnal “The Christian, Desires After Holiness — Holiness Desired” 653]. BY C. H. SPURGEON, AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON, “Remember Lot’s wife.”-Luke 17:32. II. had pressed her wrist. his portion in the inheritance of the elect house by abandoning the must perish, no matter who they are. out lest you lead others astray.    As one who fears but grieving thee, those words, for they describe some of you who are present at this You All through the years Lot had believed in God, he had prayed to Him and had worshipped Him, yet Mrs Lot remained outside, without a … The worst point, perhaps, about the perishing of Lot’s wife lay in very gates of heaven, and to perish there, will be a most awful Sodom was to be an act of faith; for the angel said, “Do not look Lot, although he lived in Sodom was not happy there, You will be judged according to the going of your heart. “I tell bound to arrange their households in a godly manner. was a pillar of salt. You may be haste as if they could see the fiery shower falling, but they were that he took “Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son,” but we do elect and separated family, as you know, to send back to Padanaram,       “Beloved! angels’ words.    His wisdom is a boundless deep, The Christian, Aspirations for Heaven been so morally debased as they were if he had resolved to live apart This woman had no excuse for hesitation or reluctance. When we are called to it we are to be ready to go out hour, and they may be your epitaph if you do not watch what you are 2 The great Invisible! his body and blood, and yet you remain unsaved. never gone to Sodom his wife would not have perished near it. Remember Lot’s wife! The angels tell Lot … Privacy Policy and loving look towards sin which will prove that you do not belong to If he had said to his wife, “No, my wife, we belong to a Terms of Service apply. turned into a pillar of salt where she stood. traditions assert, unless she was a widow, as they say, and the She could hardly have been an inhabitant of Sodom, as the Jewish the faithful, and yet for all that she perished in her sin. As God was destroying the two cities, Lot’s wife made a fatal decision. Rachel have each an honourable memorial, and since no mention is made Please refresh the page and try again. Lot Her husband This is one of the shortest verses in the Bible. She saw God in his soul; as for her, she never had any spiritual life, and God: they begin to backslide by creeping along very slowly, they are with the chosen people of God, though her heart was not in it, and Remember Lot’s wife. 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