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That we fall not into the same condemnation. They are willing to see all their idols broken, but this one. If this story of Lot’s wife be true, and do indeed live in our memory, then here you may see what an evil thing it is to look back upon that which God hath delivered us from. )Lot's wifeT. No: He singles out one whose soul was lost for ever. WITH WHAT SENTIMENTS OUGHT WE TO REMEMBER LOT'S WIFE?1. In fact, of the leading features of the phenomenon, traces remain in the physical geography of the neighbourhood to this day. Disobedience develops into the deadly fruit of death.(G. BibliographyAlford, Henry. All these four things are in every deliberate sin, seem it never so small. All these four things are in every deliberate sin, seem it never so small. There was ingratitude for her deliverance from that dreadful and terrible burning which God was bringing upon the place of her abode. In 1875, two ladies were at some ruins on the sands. The pillar of salt may have vanished from the shore of the Dead Sea, but it is standing on the field of sacred history. "She looked back." She left word that she had been, gone, and should not return. Gain and godliness are frequently divorced.II. 3. You may lose the golden opportunity.2. Now, what was done to them may be done to us — for these judgments are patterns of providence — and if we would blow off the dust from the ancient providences of God, we may easily read our own doom or desert at least. II. First, it was that which we pray against in our Litany as sudden death; that is, not sudden in the sense of being wholly unlooked-for — that may be a great blessing — but sudden as unprepared-for — sudden, as finding us with nothing ready for our meeting with God, with our hearts yet in the world, and our faces turned that way.III. Type a description for this product here... Find Similar Products by Category. 2. Elliott.Over sand-bars and hidden rocks in the sea are sometimes placed buoy-bells, which are rung by the action of the waves. "It is only a little temper, or a little levity, or a little thoughtlessness, or a little forgetfulness." Lot's wife had shared in her husband's errors. Elliott.Over sand-bars and hidden rocks in the sea are sometimes placed buoy-bells, which are rung by the action of the waves. R. The apostle tells us (2 Peter 2:20, 211.4. Baxendale. This is true of all who perish, and who, therefore, may be said to become "pillars of salt," standing, like milestones, all along the broad road that leadeth to destruction, solemn though speechless monitors of those who throng it, and planted even on the margin of that great gulf which is fixed for ever between heaven and hell. When he came he found, instead of the royal lady, her message. Remember Lot's wife, when any question of duty is pressed upon you. Luke 17:33 New Living Translation (NLT) 33 If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it. Sermon illustrations on the topic of Luke 5:17-32. Past and present mercies are no security for future safety, unless suitably improved. 3. She received the merciful warning to escape as well as her husband, and she was urged as much as he to flee from the wrath so near at hand. What a lovely morning I Why are we thus running away from house, and goods, and friends, and everything else on such a bright, clear morning as this?" Past and present mercies are no security for future safety, unless suitably improved.3. Like Lot's wife, we may only intend to look and look, and then turn back again. That to look back, after we have seemed to escape, doth involve us in the greatest sin and misery. 33 Whoever seeks to keep his life … To increase our salutary fears.(W. What a lovely morning I Why are we thus running away from house, and goods, and friends, and everything else on such a bright, clear morning as this?" God can find us out in our secret sins; and therefore we should make conscience, as not to sin openly, so not by stealth. )Lot's wifeT. "(4) Are you secretly cherishing some besetting sin? )Lot's wifeJ. Genesis 19:26; Wisdom of Solomon 10:7, “and a standing pillar of salt is a monument of an unbelieving soul.” The warning is the same as in Luke 9:62. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/luke-17.html. So, if we grow remiss and careless, and keep not a constant watch, temptations will increase upon us. Remember Lot's wife in the hour of fiery temptation. So is every one who is seeking heavenly treasures tempted by earthly music and sinful joys; but whosoever yields is lost.(W. In a day of much light, and knowledge, and profession, I desire to set up a beacon to preserve souls from shipwreck. To parley, to hesitate, to cast a look at the proffered bait, is all but certain ruin.3. That look was a little thing, but it revealed the true character of Lot's wife. And this was the crowning point of her sin.III. Thus, of the petrifying qualities of the waters of the Dead Sea we have many trustworthy accounts; whilst, as illustrative of the saline property of the waters, one of our great Eastern travellers tells us, that after bathing in them he found a thin crust of salt upon his face, and a similar crust left upon the shore wherever the waters had overflowed. you will say. Let us not be high-minded, but fear. An artist once requested that he might be allowed to take the Queen's likeness. 1. 1. Linger not in the plains of a professed morality.4. Manton.I. These files were made available by Mr. Ernie Stefanik. Yet she rejected them. When I have passed the meridian of life, then I shall be ready to attend to the concerns of my soul.' The danger of apostasy.2. )Do not run any riskOn the coast of Normandy, where Mont St. Michael stands, the sea goes out about five miles, and comes in like a race-horse. There may be much crookedness in a small line; and the matter is not so much to be regarded as the majesty and authority of God that commandeth — as in garments the dye is more than the stuff. It is said, "The Lord was merciful to him" (Genesis 19:16). No: He singles out one whose soul was lost for ever. Now to gather up a few PRACTICAL LESSONS from our subject. Moore, M. A wealthy man was once asked the secret of his prosperity. No doubt this had much to do with his accumulation of riches. If you cling to the world and cast your eye back upon it you must perish in your sin, notwithstanding that you have eaten and drank with the people of God, and have been as near to them in relationship as wife to husband, or child to parent.3. The world is the great clog upon the wheels of piety.III. Lot's wife had shared in her husband's errors. ... Worldwide Index of Sermons 2,544 views. It was sudden. But there is always some darling evil habit, which they cannot tear from their heart. Being Lot's wife, remember that she had since her marriage shared with Lot in his journeys and adventures and trials. That if we would not go back, we must not look back. Yet she rejected them. She looked back, Genesis 19:26; probably she turned back also to carry some of her goods away - for so much the preceding verse seems to intimate, and became a monument of the Divine displeasure, and of her own folly and sin. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Consider, in the first place, THE HOPEFUL OPPORTUNITY; or, Lot's wife fleeing from Sodom. That we fall not into the same condemnation. Elliott.Over sand-bars and hidden rocks in the sea are sometimes placed buoy-bells, which are rung by the action of the waves. ; for instances do much enliven things. (1)She was warned once; we have been warned a thousand times. Thus, we cannot fail to see in it a low and debased degree of earthly-mindedness, a heart fixed and bent on getting its worldly stuff — ready to incur difficulty for it, danger for it — ay, and the anger of God for it. If you cling to the world and cast your eye back upon it you must perish in your sin, notwithstanding that you have eaten and drank with the people of God, and have been as near to them in relationship as wife to husband, or child to parent.3. The cities are trading and feasting, and lo! Remember her surroundings. It has been thought — and there is considerable reason for the thought — that she was a native of Sodom. There may be much crookedness in a small line; and the matter is not so much to be regarded as the majesty and authority of God that commandeth — as in garments the dye is more than the stuff. 5. A fearful end.2. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. It was strange. But once more, there was in the sin of the woman much of deep and signal ingratitude. As little sticks set the great ones on fire, and a wisp of straw often enkindleth a great block of wood, so we are drawn on by the lesser evils to greater, and by the just judgment of God suffered to fall into them, because we made no conscience of lesser. Neither her name, nor anything she ever said or did is recorded in Scripture, and yet the Lord wants us to remember her. So is every one who is seeking heavenly treasures tempted by earthly music and sinful joys; but whosoever yields is lost.(W. She received the merciful warning to escape as well as her husband, and she was urged as much as he to flee from the wrath so near at hand. Sin is often seemingly beautiful and attractive. If you are such an one, I say:(3) Are you halting between two opinions, and disposed to go back to the world? the Flood sweeps them away. She had left her affections behind when she fled from her home. This world is a Sodom, and against it has been declared the condemnation of God's law.3. So is it to-day. Remember her surroundings. Rebellion is as much seen in the breach of what appears to be a little command as in the violation of a great precept. To increase our salutary fears.(W. His answer was significant: "I always recollect what my father said to me when I was a boy — If you have a thing to do, go and do it." )Lot's wifeJ. She received the merciful warning to escape as well as her husband, and she was urged as much as he to flee from the wrath so near at hand. He does not bid us remember Abraham, or Isaac, or Jacob, or Sarah, or Hannah, or Ruth. The mere possession of religious privileges will save no one's soul. If you are such an one, I say:(3) Are you halting between two opinions, and disposed to go back to the world? In short, to be an open and bold sinner in some respects is worse than to be a close and private sinner, because of the dishonour done to God, and the scandal to others, and the impudence of the sinner himself; but in other respects secret sins have their aggravations. So Zimri and Cosbi unladed their lives and their lusts together (Numbers 25:8); and Herod was smitten in the very act of his pride (Acts 12:23); "The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar" (Daniel 4:33); "In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain" (Daniel 5:30). Alas, many are! Now she would look back, to see whether the prediction and warning were true. He cries, "Remember Lot's wife. Delay not for a better opportunity, for greater conviction, etc. Elliott. You will say, WHAT SHALL WE DO THAT WE MAY NOT DECLINE; what shall we do that we may so remember Lot's wife, that we may not decline, or look back in declining times? An unbelieving heart will easily be perverted and enticed into a rebellion against God, and those that cannot trust God will not be true to Him.3. That look was a little thing, but it told of secret love of the world in Lot's wife. 1. Therefore think of and seriously consider that small sins are the mother of great sins, and the grandmother of great punishments. Atherton.). He that keeps not a house in constant repair will be in danger of having it fall down upon him. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Time and place were fixed. Its course is like that of the black and silent train, to which the match is at last applied, and it ends in a flash and an explosion. Delay, hesitation, casting longing looks back on a life of sin, then, may be fatal. She was reluctant to leave. ", 3. Such is the story of Sodom and Lot's wife.1. That not only modern and present, but ancient and old judgments are of great use to us, especially when like sins abound in the age we live in, or we are in danger of them as to our own practice. 1. A novel about what happens when the Super Volcano in Yellowstone blows up. I would fain moor a buoy in the channel of all spiritual voyagers, and paint upon it, "Remember Lot's wife. I would fain moor a buoy in the channel of all spiritual voyagers, and paint upon it, "Remember Lot's wife. In a day of much light, and knowledge, and profession, I desire to set up a beacon to preserve souls from shipwreck. An unbelieving heart will easily be perverted and enticed into a rebellion against God, and those that cannot trust God will not be true to Him.3. They try to serve two masters: they labour to keep friends both with God and mammon. "(Bishop Ryle. See on Genesis 19:26. "(1) Are you careless about the second Advent of Christ? He that keeps not a house in constant repair will be in danger of having it fall down upon him. out looking back. But that I may at once vindicate God's dispensation, and enforce the caution, I shall prove —(a) That sin is not to be measured by the external action, but by the circumstances. No doubt this had much to do with his accumulation of riches. Introduction – Luke 5:15; Mark 1:45; 10:45; 1 Timothy 1:15; Luke 19:10 A. Jesus came into the world to _____ B. Disobedience develops into the deadly fruit of death. If this story of Lot’s wife be true, and do live in our memory; then here we may see by way of instruction, that though God will lay out an hiding-place for His people, in times of public calamity; yet if they sin in the way, they may perish or miscarry in the very face of their hiding-place. It your heart goes towards the mountain to escape, and if you hasten to be away with Christ to be His separated follower, you shall be saved: but if your heart still goes after evil and sin, His servants ye are whom ye obey, and from your evil master you shall get your black reward. Some are like certain African rivers of which we have read. She was united in the closest possible bonds to one who, with all his faults, was a righteous man; and yet she perished. The main question is: how do we get back to God. Let us watch and be sober.III. II. (1 Corinthians 10:22).(iii.) The least delay or stop in the course of our flight may be pernicious to us.2. There was unbelief in it; not believing the words of the angel, God's messenger, who had assured her in the name of God that He would destroy Sodom, "Hasten hence, lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city" (Genesis 19:13). If this story of Lot's wife be true, and do live in our memory; then here we may see what an evil thing it is to mischoose in our choosing time. Rut we find we cannot turn back; the witchcraft of an evil nature is at work within us; we have seven wicked spirits to contend with now, where, before, we had but one, and so by little and little we are led within the charmed circle of evil till there is no going back and no escaping.2. (a) Because if opens sins be of greater infamy, yet secret sins are more against knowledge and conviction. But here I am, an old man. Sacrifice everything. So, too, salvation must be gone about at once. If you cling to the world and cast your eye back upon it you must perish in your sin, notwithstanding that you have eaten and drank with the people of God, and have been as near to them in relationship as wife to husband, or child to parent.3. 19). Being Lot's wife, remember that she had since her marriage shared with Lot in his journeys and adventures and trials. The Holy Spirit strives. Hear the confession of an old man: — "When I was young, I said to myself, 'I cannot give up the world now, but I will do it by and by. The King of kings offers to give us His image. There were her kindred, and friends, and country, and that pleasant place which was as the garden of God (Genesis 13:10). )Lot's wifeJ. 10. ascribe this virtue, that it blinds the eyes: and there is a sort of salt, which they callF1T. There is no harm in such speculations, if they are not allowed to go farther than this, that they only seek to account for a result by natural agents, where natural agents would be sufficient — that they acknowledge the interfering hand of God in the matter, whether He create for the purpose a new thing in the earth, or merely press into His service the means and agency which exist already. Escape from the presence of the tempter. A. REMEMBER LOT'S WIFE, AND SEE HOW POSSIBLE IT IS TO BEGIN WELL AND END ILL. In an instant she was turned into a pillar of salt, being burned up by the flames, out of whose reach she could not fly; and so was made a perpetual monument of God's displeasure to all posterity. ; for instances do much enliven things. IV. but she had kept to him in it, and perhaps was the cause of his so doing. 3. She seemed to doubt whether God was really going to destroy Sodom: she appeared not to believe there was any danger, or any need for such a hasty flight. Linger not in the plains of a professed morality. Solemn warding this, to all of us who have been brought up religiously; for those who have in early life enjoyed great spiritual opportunities: it seems that when such people fall, none fall so low; the light that was in them becomes darkness, and, as our Lord teaches, there is no darkness so thick as that. )The danger of looking backW. OF HER SIN — she looked back. Being Lot's wife, remember that she had since her marriage shared with Lot in his journeys and adventures and trials. THE RELIGIOUS PRIVILEGES WHICH LOT’S WIFE ENJOYED. Note what Christ says in Luke 9:62, "No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back," etc. He cries to us, "Remember Lot's wife."2. WITH REGARD TO HER SIN, the state of mind discovered, and the aggravations with which it was attended. Conclusion: Suffer me to wind up all by a few direct appeals to your own heart. As she followed her husband, she would steal a glance, and look towards Sodom; for it is said, "His wife looked back from behind him" (Genesis 19:26). THE PUNISHMENT WHICH GOD INFLICTED ON LOT'S WIFE.1. Delay not for a better opportunity, for greater conviction, etc. It was dreadful socially. That look was a little thing, but it told of disobedience in Lot's wife. (Ezra 9:13, 14). But that I may at once vindicate God's dispensation, and enforce the caution, I shall prove —(a) That sin is not to be measured by the external action, but by the circumstances. The story of them was handed down from father to son with a jealous reverence; so that it is not unlikely that among our Lord's hearers were men who, in common with Josephus, had visited this heaven-blighted spot, and on whose minds these words would tell with solemn force — "Remember Lot's wife."(D. )A solemn warningBishop Ryle.1. Any measure of declension from our baptismal grace is a measure of that same decline of which the end is hopelessly a fall from God. When he came he found, instead of the royal lady, her message. Procrastination is most perilous.5. Thus many times judgment overtaketh the wicked in the very instant of their sin; and God will give the sinner no time. The burning city was behind; she had been thrust out from it by angelic hands, her husband and her children at her side; the chosen refuge not far off, perhaps in sight; the voice of the avenger and deliverer still ringing in her ears. are we stronger than He?" Lot's wife had shared in her husband's errors. (1) This seemeth to be a small sin. A wealthy man was once asked the secret of his prosperity. Let us not be high-minded, but fear. (c) Because we think we may preserve the smaller sins for breed, and that God is more severe in remembering these than we are faulty in committing them. )A woman to be rememberedBishop Ryle.I. How confidently should we have argued of her state; how confidently might she have argued of her own, when, of four persons to be saved out of those vast populations, she was chosen as one.3. "(5) Are you trifling with little sins? Let us watch and be sober. Esau; Saul; Solomon; Judas. Thus, of the petrifying qualities of the waters of the Dead Sea we have many trustworthy accounts; whilst, as illustrative of the saline property of the waters, one of our great Eastern travellers tells us, that after bathing in them he found a thin crust of salt upon his face, and a similar crust left upon the shore wherever the waters had overflowed. This seemeth to be no great fault; but it teaches us that little faults in appearance many times meet with a great judgment. The Lord Jesus is full of love, mercy, and comparison: He is one who will not break the bruised reed nor quench the smoking flax. It was a great mistake on his part to abandon the outwardly separated life. These sacred opportunities which have been so little prized, so much disparaged, recede with terrible rapidity and disappear. Remember her danger. She saw the bright dawning and everything lit up with it, and it came across her mind — "It cannot be true, the city is not being destroyed. It was sudden. He that keeps not a house in constant repair will be in danger of having it fall down upon him. 1. Some are like certain African rivers of which we have read. But although worldly-minded herself, her husband was a religious person, and she had many opportunities of redeeming her character and turning to the Lord. Let us watch and be sober.III. The desert of sin is still the same; and the exactness of Divine justice is still the same; what hath been is a pledge and instance of what may be.2. But there is always some darling evil habit, which they cannot tear from their heart. It is true of outward opportunities. They live like the men of Sodom, and the men of Noah's day: they eat, and drink, and plant, and build, and marry, and are given in marriage, and behave as if Christ was never going to return. If you are such an one, I say to you this day, Take care: "Remember Lot's wife. Room for mistake or cavil or misinterpretation, there is none; we must offend with our eyes open, and cast ourselves headlong into the depths of presumptuous sin. Thus, we cannot fail to see in it a low and debased degree of earthly-mindedness, a heart fixed and bent on getting its worldly stuff — ready to incur difficulty for it, danger for it — ay, and the anger of God for it. When the testing-time came, she preferred the world to God. "She looked back." The desert of sin is still the same; and the exactness of Divine justice is still the same; what hath been is a pledge and instance of what may be.2. let not Christians despise the word of warning, whispered by the mere probability that Lot married a native of Sodom — an unconverted and worldly-minded person. In 1875, two ladies were at some ruins on the sands. His power is the same, so is His justice and holiness.3. That till our resolutions be firmly set for God and heaven, and there be a thorough bent and bias upon our hearts, and the league between us and our secret lusts broken, after we have seemed to make some escape, we shall be looking back again — "For where our treasure is, there our heart will be" (Matthew 6:21).3. Now she would look back, to see whether the prediction and warning were true. He cries, "Remember Lot's wife. "Remember Lot's wife," and recollect THAT SHE WENT SOME WAY TOWARDS BEING SAVED.III. REMEMBER LOT'S WIFE, AND LEARN THE PERILS OF WORLDLINESS. "Despatch is the soul of business." I suppose he thought he could live above the world spiritually, and yet mingle with its votaries.II. III. If you are such an one, I say:(3) Are you halting between two opinions, and disposed to go back to the world? No doubt this had much to do with his accumulation of riches. The danger of damnation is seen and felt as never before. Hence her history is all concentred in a single point, and that the last. Some are like certain African rivers of which we have read. The worst point, perhaps, about the perishing of Lot's wife lay in this, that she perished in the very act of sin, and had no space for repentance given her. )Remember Lot's wifeC. Since the last flight for Syracuse had already left, the airline provided a hotel room near the airport. 19). OF HER JUDGMENT — she was turned into a pillar of salt.1. The mere possession of religious privileges will save no one's soul. Lot’s wife; she lost her life by disobeying God’s command. She was united in the closest possible bonds to one who, with all his faults, was a righteous man; and yet she perished. IV. It was sudden. "As it was... so shall it be." When he came he found, instead of the royal lady, her message. "(Bishop Ryle. This is true in a twofold sense. In 1875, two ladies were at some ruins on the sands. I answer —1. In short, to be an open and bold sinner in some respects is worse than to be a close and private sinner, because of the dishonour done to God, and the scandal to others, and the impudence of the sinner himself; but in other respects secret sins have their aggravations. (3) Lastly, beware of those particular forms of temptation which have already once held you in their power, or sapped your better resolutions. His answer was significant: "I always recollect what my father said to me when I was a boy — If you have a thing to do, go and do it." Her Majesty was there to the moment. There was disobedience in it, because it was against the express command of God, given by an angel, "Look not behind thee" (Genesis 19:17).2. But although worldly-minded herself, her husband was a religious person, and she had many opportunities of redeeming her character and turning to the Lord. THE SIN WHICH LOT'S WIFE COMMITTED. Baxendale.There is a story of a high mountain on whose top was a palace filled with all treasures, gold, gems, singing birds — a paradise of pleasures. And yet thousands of evil spirits were around them, whispering, shouting, flashing their treasures, singing love-songs to draw their eyes from the treasure at the top, and to make them look back; but every one that looked back was turned into stone. We must flee from the world, or perish with it.I. Here is also a contempt of the rewards of obedience, as in all sin (Hebrews 12:15, 16).(iv.) If this story of Lot's wife be true, and do live in our remembrance; by way of caution, why should we not all take heed how we look back to worldly interests, in the day when the Son of Man shall be revealed, or in this day of the gospel when the Son of Man is revealed. The account of Lot’s wife had, however, already been used, or was used shortly afterwards (the date of the Wisdom of Solomon being an unsettled problem), to point a like moral, and the “standing pillar of salt” had become “a monument of an unbelieving soul” (Wisdom of Solomon 10:7). She is to be remembered by us also, in time when God doth call upon His people by His dispensations to go out of Sodom, and make no delay; for so our Saviour also presses it to you, “Let not him that is on the housetop go down,” etc., but “remember Lot’s wife.” God would have no delay then: so when God calls upon a people to come out of Sodom; make no delay, but “remember Lot’s wife.” Thus we see what the time is. The story of them was handed down from father to son with a jealous reverence; so that it is not unlikely that among our Lord's hearers were men who, in common with Josephus, had visited this heaven-blighted spot, and on whose minds these words would tell with solemn force — "Remember Lot's wife."(D. Here only in the N.T. "Remember Lot's wife" as a warning to us that there must be no delays, no haltings, no slackened diligence, in running the race that is set before us. He exciteth us to look upon this pillar, and therefore certainly it will yield many instructions for the heavenly life. A wealthy man was once asked the secret of his prosperity. is the voice of the Spirit. It was strange. )A solemn warningBishop Ryle.1. By looking back you will lose all the losses and the gain thereby. She saw the bright dawning and everything lit up with it, and it came across her mind — "It cannot be true, the city is not being destroyed. Hambleton, M. A.I. R. She saw the bright dawning and everything lit up with it, and it came across her mind — "It cannot be true, the city is not being destroyed. I. Decision is essential to success in all departments of life. Spurgeon. Now to gather up a few PRACTICAL LESSONS from our subject.1. (2)She looked back; but have not we turned back? With thanksgivings to God, that you have not long since experienced a similar judgment — — —, 2. Baxendale. you will say. I feel no readiness nor disposition to enter upon the work of my salvation. She received the merciful warning to escape as well as her husband, and she was urged as much as he to flee from the wrath so near at hand. III. There was unbelief in it; not believing the words of the angel, God's messenger, who had assured her in the name of God that He would destroy Sodom, "Hasten hence, lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city" (Genesis 19:13). When the testing-time came, she preferred the world to God.II. 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