Her second sin was not only her slackness but the fact that she doubted God. Remember Lot's Wife. Your own parents may be saved, while you yourself are thinking how much freedom and enjoyment you are missing by not She was the wife of a ‘righteous man.’ She was connected through him to Abraham, the father of the faithful. The first angel in one hand has Lot, and in the other hand has his wife - and he's running as fast as his feet can carry him. She lingered when the angel first spoke to her, and now she's lingering again. “Almost” cannot avail; “Almost” is but to fail! All material by David Legge is copyrighted. 6) They were not going to interfere any more. “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all” (Luke 17:28, 29). Luke 17:28, 29. 1) The men of the city were filled with lust and violence. She had been with the holiest and best believers in the world, in Abraham’s house. It doesn't matter how you were born once - as a Protestant or a Roman Catholic. If you want to write to Dr. Hymers by postal mail, his address is P.O. They think that this evangelicalism, this Gospel preaching, is all fanatical. Noah's age was eating and drinking and marrying, normal sensual pleasures if you like. His Blood can cleanse you from all sin. I say that judgment is coming. She had heard first-hand about the gracious covenant that God had made with Uncle Abraham. leaving this church to enjoy the pleasures of this world with the people of Sodom! “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. She was almost saved! We know she was the wife of Lot – Lot, who was the nephew of Abraham. Can you believe this? She told her husband they needed to be near the town. Dr. Hale said, “It is not possible to love God and the world at the same time” (ibid. The Bible says, “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). And there she lost her soul. I have seen so many young people come and say, “I want to be saved.” I always look very carefully at them when they say that – because I know that nine times out of ten they really don’t want to be saved from sin. He talks both about Noah and Lot in this passage, and both Noah and Lot lived in days of religious compromise, days of moral declension - not unlike our day today. Will you listen to Christ? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”. What do I mean? It is not because you are a Christian! Or will you listen to the Devil? Why is she in such trouble that Jesus says she was turned into a pillar of salt?'. Some of you are struggling with this right now. He says: 'Don't try and salvage anything on that day. Bunyan says in his book these words: 'Then I saw that there was a way to hell even from the gates of heaven'. You want to also be with your lost friends in Sodom. A sermon preached at the Baptist Tabernacle of Los Angeles Let me repeat those words to you – “ALMOST Saved – But NOT Quite!” Escaped These sermon manuscripts and videos now go out to about 1,500,000 computers in over 221 countries every year at www.sermonsfortheworld.com. And so Lot and his family went to live near the cities of the plain, where sin and degradation were so great. The Saviour Himself said that it would be similar to the days in which Lot lived. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good” (Ezekiel 16:49, 50). Jesus says, “Come to me.” But the Devil says, “Don’t be fooled. That was good – because he was dead only a few years later, in his thirties. It was a huge mistake. They were gluttonous. When I was thinking about this, my mind immediately went to the parable the Lord Jesus told of the rich farmer. Well, can I put it very simply - three things, if you mean them from your heart and do them: one, admit that you are a sinner, that you have offended God, and say that to Him: 'Lord, I confess I am a sinner, and if You give me the power, I repent of my sin and I turn from it and am willing to forsake it'. 4) Then he uses the example of Lot’s wife. The sermon manuscripts are not copyrighted, so preachers can use them without our permission. Remember Lot’s wife!” (J. C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on Luke, volume 2, The Banner of Truth Trust, 2015 reprint, clothbound, p. 183; note on Luke 17:32). ------------------------Back to Top She fled with her husband from Sodom when he escaped for his life by God’s command. Nearly all we know about her is given to us in the nineteenth chapter of Genesis – and in Seems now some soul to say, “Go, Spirit, go Thy way, II Peter 2:7; II Corinthians 6:14). When God told her: 'If you turn, I'll turn you into a pillar of salt', was there not in her heart or her mind this doubt: 'Surely God won't destroy me'? In the midst of that sinful place Lot and his family lived on. It's your sin that put Him through hell for you! But Lot and his family grew more It's simply this: you can be the father, the mother, the child, the sibling of the godliest saint alive, and still perish! No doubt, on occasions, she joined in their songs, she revelled in their feasts, she even engaged in their prayers with the crowd of God's congregation. God called Abraham to leave that city, which was full of idolatry and sin. I tell you this city will fall in a massive end-time earthquake (cf. 1) In the context, Jesus is speaking about the unexpectedness of judgment. You are far from being a Christian. 2) But there is a point where God’s patience ends. Remember her privileges, remember her sin, and finally please remember her punishment. We don’t know for what she looked back, but we know why.