“As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!” Genesis 19:17
God had sent two angels into Sodom and Gomorrah to get the only people who followed Him out of there before He destroyed the cities. The only people that could be found were Lot, his wife and daughters. The angels grabbed them to drag them from the city. As they were being sent away, the angels told them to flee for their lives and never look back. As they were fleeing God destroyed the cities. Lot’s wife did look back and God destroyed her.
This story of Sodom and Gomorrah is the only one recorded in the Bible where God sent an angel to get people out of a city before destroying it. One of the things this shows is God’s mercy on those who are attempting to follow Him. God does care for those who believe in Him.
The message of the angels is still good for today. When Jesus returns someday, God will destroy this world and all sin with it. The message of Jesus is to flee from all sin and get out of this world.
You cannot physically leave this world right now, but you can flee the ways and sin of this world. In the New Testament you are told to flee all temptation and to resist the devil.
This fleeing is the fleeing for your life. All sin does is bring about death. That death may not be physically today, but it will come if it is not removed by the blood of Jesus.
All too often people want to stay in the ways of this world. They enjoy their sin and do not want to run. As with Lot’s wife, they keep looking back to sinful ways.
Are you looking back?
Or are you fleeing all sin?
Run to Jesus and be saved. Don’t live in the temporary pleasures of sin and end up dying for eternity. Flee all sin for your life!
I pray today that God will strengthen you in turning away from all sin; that you will run to Jesus for your life; that God will reveal to you what you need to run from; and that God will create in you a new life that is full and abundant.