As soon as they 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
Danger from forest fires, floods or extreme storms occur in different areas with expectation of their coming. People are often warned ahead of time of the coming danger to leave the area immediately for protection and safety.
Some people will heed the advice and leave, while others ignore the advice and stay at their own peril. Those that stay do not see the danger as a real threat.
As God was getting ready to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, He had angels get Lot and his family out. The angels told them to flee for their lives and to not stop along the way to avoid being destroyed.
Most people will probably never have to flee their home due to a natural disaster occurring that threatens their home and lives. However, there is another disaster that is occurring in which people need to flee, but most do not flee as they ignore the warnings.
This is fleeing sin to avoid the disaster of eternal judgment of death that is coming against sin. Looking at sin, it is seen as fun, with no danger and pleasurable. It is a given right to have all of this fun and it appears to be safe.
While the world lives in sin due to ignorance, many believers dabble in sin, despite knowing that it is wrong. Instead of fleeing sin, some will stay in it believing God will have mercy on them and understand their ‘need’ to sin.
Jesus said to stop sinning and be holy. One is to resist the devil and temptations to sin and run to God, not towards sin. Judgment will come, but only if one did not flee to Jesus.
Prior to knowing Jesus, you were on a path that led to destruction and death by judgment of God against your sins. Jesus is willing to remove those judgments and the sin in your life.
Do not allow yourself to stay in sin, nor to turn back to sin. Flee away from all sin as fast as possible and as far as possible. Flee to Jesus and receive forgiveness and be made holy, removing the judgment of death upon your life.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will strengthen you to flee from all sin and temptation; that you will run to Jesus for your salvation; that you will not stop on the journey God has for you; and that God will help you to not look back to a life of sin.