Scripture Reading: Luke 17:32
Remember Lot’s wife
Reflections: Lot lived in Sodom with his family. Divine judgment was about to visit the city. They were therefore asked to leave immediately by an angel of God. They were told not to look back as they hurriedly checked out of town. Lot ran with his daughters close behind. But his wife, lagging from behind them all, disregarded the instructions given and looked back. Instantly, she became a “pillar of salt” (Genesis 19:26). The Hebrew for “looked back” goes beyond mere looking over one’s shoulder. It means “to regard, to consider, to pay attention to. This implies that perhaps Lot’s wife had regard for the acquired properties she was leaving behind in Sodom and this may have motivated her to physically look over her shoulder. You have to be careful about what you regard or pay attention to in this life. It can cause you to disregard God’s directives for your life and this can cost you too dearly. Don’t ever look back!
Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me to focus on only what you regard.
Confession: I regard what God approves and disregards what he disapproves.