As we read in Genesis, chapter 19, we learn that the men of Sodom were not only homosexuals but also forceful in having their way with people sexually. This equals rape, which these evil men wanted to do with the two angels in Lot’s house. However, before they could break down the door and attempt to take advantage of the angels sexually, the angels stepped up and took over. Speaking of the angels, here is what they did next. “But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door. And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.” (Genesis 19:10-13) So the Lord already knew that ten people would not be found that were righteous in the city, therefore destruction was to come.
What happens next is so sad. Instead of Lot’s family members, which included his daughters and their husbands, they took his warning in disgust. This is sad to see, for instead of being pulled out of the fire, they had to taste God’s wrath upon the city also. It is written, “and Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law. And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.” (Genesis 19:14-16) My friends, and brothers and sisters in the faith. Each of us have people in our family and also friends who are not saved. It is up to us to lead them to Christ, that they also can escape the torments of hell when they die and go to heaven. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that You will use me and others to lead my family and friends off the path of destruction, and to You before this life is over. I have tried to be loving to people that I know are believing in a false gospel and/or living in sin, and many of them don’t care as much. People are so used to the lifestyle they are in, that other things don’t matter. This is very sad, for people don’t realize, God, that all I am trying to do is get them out of the fire while they still have time. There is always time to repent as long as we have breath, unfortunately, most people die before they decide to repent and give their lives to You. Many of these same people mock me as being self-righteous, and even having a mental illness, while then shunning me. This is so ridiculous and very hard to understand, but You are the one that helps give me the big picture. People will come and go in my life, but those that are in my life now will know about You, Jesus, just by being around me. In my discussions with people, I can’t help but talk about You. Because You have won my heart and I am Yours now, I want everyone to know about You, Jesus. You are my everything. My all and all. I love You, Lord. I trust You with my life. Amen.