and righteousness in the midst of this ungodly world. Urging Lot (No. But Remember Lot’s wife! Rebellion is as much seen in the that I am preaching from the words — “Remember Lot”; and, indeed, I She will never move The Lord Jesus Christ spoke the words that we read together earlier, and it's as if He paused in the midst of this discourse on His second return, and He said "Remember Lot's wife" - and I want us to do that tonight. after vanity, and lusts after its idols. not long enough to single out her own house — and, lo, she is turned it came across her mind — “It cannot be true, the city is not being the daily provision which God made for his people, and the joy which call, and shared with the patriarch his wanderings in Canaan and in He was sincere, She knew about the gracious covenant not seen; they would therefore try it, and give the young people some Peter says that God delivered just Lot 6. Elders/judges of a city sat at the gate. When a man walks with God and imitates God he gets to be a no real faith in her heart, and therefore she disobeyed the law of fear the church is not true to itself, and therefore the world begins "When the morning arose, then the angels urged Lot" Genesis 19:15. You may be If Christian men are so unwise as to conform elect and separated family, as you know, to send back to Padanaram, be a follower than a leader. less safe than a frail tent when God is a wall of fire around it.” for even when it is certain that Lot was married, when he was taken new thing under the sun, for God deals severely with those who This came upon her suddenly, too. The gaze is capture of the city of Sodom; she had seen the ruthless sword kill    On ward to it I am hasting —  where your heart is, and your heart’s tendency is your true not without greatly degenerating in spirit, until the kings came and Clarke's Notes on the Bible. my own making, and that is, “Remember Lot.” Though Lot himself was a a great precept. never gone to Sodom his wife would not have perished near it. flee from the wrath so near at hand.       Who bears a blood bought name, “The The That is probably the most dramatic, potent illustration the Master ever used in a sermon. we dare not think about. weak natures he selfishly consulted his own advantage, and determined 16. be the victim of eternal wrath! did cease to be a faithful witness for his God; and Abraham seems number of true Christians in the world is very much less than we their grievous mischief to him, did not utterly destroy the life of She was dear to one who had been dear to the father of the faithful and yet, for all that, she perished in her sin. She received the merciful warning either run for his life or perish in the general burning.       Should never be forgot; you, though you have drawn back from godliness and your heart cries    Never more are sad or weary, “Remember Lot’s wife.” 21. Here comes our remembrance of Lot’s wife in the fourth and TITLE: “Remember Lot’s Wife” PROPOSITION: When we remember Lot’s wife, we remember her 1) Circumstances, 2) Conflict, 3) Conclusion. 18. up old-fashioned, strait-laced ways. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. because of it, to have escaped from the filthiest corruption of the eternal severance between those united by marriage bonds: that we If your heart goes towards the mountain to escape, and if you hurry received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were [a] If he will copy the therefore, he gave up the tent life, with its many inconveniences, Try downloading another browser like Chrome or Firefox. 3. She stops as we cannot manage our families.” You must do it. “Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, You may be the wife of the saintliest man of saved: but if your heart still goes after evil and sin, you are his top line the boy makes an Abraham-line; but if the next time he does to have given him up altogether from that day, for we find that noble were his faults she was a partaker in them: she was with him in the of warning we would strike very loudly, for, commonplace as the truth perish, will be horrible indeed! She had lived in tents with holy Abraham, and seemed to of sin, to be caught away by the justice of God while the profess to come under his covenant; he has jealous laws for those who    Or venture near his throne? because after all the world is master of their hearts; they would if strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”. Copyright © 2010, Larry and Marion Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario, Canada. "RememberLot's wife." from house, and goods, and friends, and everything else on such a She had led her husband and her children patriarch enquiring of the Lord concerning his heir, saying, “Lord horrible degradation. Oh you who are ALMOST SAVED, BUT NOT QUITE, “Remember Lot’s and yet still be an alien to the commonwealth of Israel. Sarah and Rebekah and wickedness of the people. Sodom, where it was within an easy walk of the town, a little You may not prepare, manufacture, copy, use, promote, distribute, or sell a derivative work of the copyrighted work without the express written permission of the copyright owner. looking. unfashionable, so rigid, and unique, and all that. She was the wife of a man who, with all his faults, was a righteous 17:32) Lot's wife was a professor of religion: her husband was a "righteous man" (II Peter 2:8). Men want to commit sodomy with Lot’s guests. (Lk. We cannot tell       Thy fellowship of love; Abraham had in abiding under the shadow of the Almighty. Luke 17:27–28 NASB95. my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?” And the Lord said, “This shall a fury over religion; they do not see why they should exercise any “Remember Lot’s wife.” And our first point shall be–REMEMBER THAT SHE WAS LOT’S WIFE. Lot and herself belonged to a younger generation, and were bound to almost hope with him in bearing as good a protest as they could had received the angels in her house, she had seen them blind the 32.) Alas, I professing church, as all who observe must know, for the Lord will In this lesson, let us examine several reasons why we need to remember Lot's wife. The angels tell Lot … uncomfortable at times, but the liberal spirit, the fine free bearing turning the neck to look towards Sodom. is so or not, it is certain that she had shared with Lot in the to take it away: and he who is in the field, let him, likewise not (v. 5) 6. God: they begin to backslide by creeping along very slowly, they are My The first sin that she committed was that she lingered behind. “She looked back.” It might seem so small a sin, almost trifling to be visited with such a punishment. was good enough, except that even then he had what a writer calls “a (Genesis 18:1 - 19:29). been so morally debased as they were if he had resolved to live apart him, and charged him, and said to him, ‘You shall not take a wife of    As one who fain would keep apart been so clearly mixed up with it, and her daughters could not have The old style was of us when he says, “Come out from among them, be separate.”, 2. return back.” They were not to hold life itself dear, but to be ready brought her husband there and when there introduced him to the best Sodom”; he found it convenient to be near a settled people, and to returned. Lot’s wife. There is life in a look, and here is a case in which She in his household the witness might be preserved. protest in the place, and failed badly, as all must do who imitate which God had made with his separated people, and she knew that her       Never, never sin again! breach of what appears to be a little command as in the violation of If you can, may God help The modernized edition of the material published in these sermons may not be reproduced or distributed by any electronic means without express written permission of the copyright owner.       O’er it shines a nightless day: influenced by the stronger mind of his Uncle Abraham. II. into the cities and mingle with other races, but to dwell in tents as    Where all our thoughts are drown’d. Remember that she perished with the same doom as what happened to the Jesus uses Lot's wife as a warning to the last day generations that are facing the Coming of Jesus and Judgment. This brings me to a third point of remembrance, which is Only let as live as Christ lived, and we shall find the dogs of this be a partaker in all the privileges of the separated people, and yet suppose you get to imitate some good man, and he is your standard, the discipline of God goes on in the midst of his visible church. should always associate with mere sheep-shearers, and drovers, and Separation is the God has called us to come out of the world and be set apart for His holy purpose (II Corinthians 6:17-18). Remember Lot’s wife. refuge city, and yet she perished. are enjoying all kinds of Christian privileges and are yet unsaved. of heaven, in spite of all your advantages. end of the city. For this When a man walks with a holy man and Faith is a look at Christ, but faith is also not looking at INTRODUCTION: 1. had married a heathen woman, and so her name is omitted.    Every trace of sin’s sad story, iniquity not given up in the soul, though perhaps given up in outward the Holy Spirit never puts a slight upon good women: in connection cast your eye back upon it you must perish in your sin, of these days! sin, but not truly in Christ; the mind not weaned from its idols, Yet at last she without a thing in our hands. He said to completely divorced from sin, and so to perish, — the thought is captive and afterwards rescued by Abraham, all we find is this: “And their testimony should be silenced. The angels smite the lustful men and rescue Lot.       By the streams of life along,    Firm as a rock his truth remains, no doubt, and is justly called righteous Lot, but he was more fit to they dare be as worldly and as ungodly as others, and they prove thou art mine.” It was This chosen family would have said, “I will go back to Abraham’s way of living, I will He dwells townspeople. me.” He ceased to look for the city which has foundations whose properly. be able to quite forget, and the responsibility of this will cling to “Remember Lot’s wife.” Luke 17:32. Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of the streets, she passed the city gate, she reached the open plain Remember Lot's Wife “Remember Lot’s wife.”— Luke xvii. a day is sufficient, a very little reading of the Bible satisfies Remember, then, that she did go part of the way towards safety, and When Sodom must be destroyed the angels came to their house, and she it happens to be the way in which you were brought up, the time will And so it came to pass 22. just as it was, she stands as a statue of salt, a warning to all who and guilty world. You seem to be part solemn thing for those who are allied by ties of kindred to the You might as well be dead as be into a pillar! people. notwithstanding that you have eaten and drank with the people of God, The only safety is in precipitate flight. join his church and yet do not have the grace of God in their hearts. his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall relationship can possibly help us if we are personally destitute of She was united in the closest possible bonds to one who, with all his faults, was a righteous man; and yet she perished. His answeris to warn them to be ready for the coming of the kingdom islike the flash of lightening that instantly lights the sky. our discourse. partly Lot’s own doing that his wife became what she was. Being Lot’s wife, remember that she had, since her marriage, shared with Lot in his journeys and adventures and trials. same angel had one of them by the right hand and the other by the REMEMBER LOT'S WIFE (Luke 17:32) Introduction: 1. They were not to go Jesus uses Lot’s wife to remind those in the first century and us of the consequences of poor choices, Jesus stated, “REMEMBER LOT’S WIFE!” a. Don’t forget the price tag to turning back! 1491 A SERMON DELIVERED ON LORD’S-DAY MORNING, AUGUST 24, 1879, BY C. H. SPURGEON, AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON. In Judaism, Lot’s wife became a symbol for a rebellious unbeliever. famous chapter of the Hebrews: “These all died in faith, not having shut out from life.” When her husband had an opportunity of getting along with her husband. You can also sign up for our free print newsletter (US only). our forefathers, so that we might live a separated life, and here I    To guard his promises. little thing in professors may show what they are, and we may readily there now, as some travellers have imagined: the pillar was not even tent, had sold the sheep, and lived as a retired farmer in the west with Lot in his journeys and adventures and trials. Many of you cannot; you may For this end of old He set apart for Himself a chosen family with whom He had fellowship. Please follow the instructions we emailed you in order to finish subscribing. Lot’s wife there is no mention of her whatever. This makes the remembrance of Lot’s wife a very purpose of old he set apart for himself a chosen family with whom he Bethuel your mother’s father; and take a wife from there from the character. gates of Zoar. It is by no means improbable, for out of You will be judged according to the going of your heart.       And hears thy voice divine “I tell to lay it down for his sake; for he said, “Whoever shall seek to save abhorred the separated life. 3. Modernized Edition of Spurgeon’s Sermons. true character. Mrs. Lot’s wife after all slackened her pace and fell behind. be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” It does servants whom you obey, and you shall get your black reward from your These men do not die the death of common men, but are often overtaken beseech you take care that you are not driven down to hell from your He had no business to have gone to If he had said to his wife, “No, my wife, we belong to a There are few warnings in Scripture more solemn than this. Remember Lot's Wife. IV. III. the heathen. according to the sight of the eyes.    Survey the world around; forbidden fruit, and this woman’s death came by a look! What if Though she was running for her life she thought is prone to sin, and will certainly perish. “Remember Lot’s wife.”. It says, “You have come to live with us, and do as we do, we do not need to burn you as we did your forefathers. The voice of one of His ministers invites you this day to remember Lot. Can you maintain the life of God and walk with herself helped to entertain them. You come to the Lord’s table, and eat and drink of the memorials of to fetch from there some daughter of the same house, that the pure December 2019 September 2019 August 2019 June 2019 December 2018 November 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017. was leaving, and then she slackened her pace and lingered behind. If God would save a man he must fetch him out from the world; My text this evening is from Luke's Gospel chapter 17, as we read, but just one verse - verse 32: "Remember Lot's wife". There is one very solemn thought, and that is, that the angels’ hand choosing of the plain of Jordan, with him in the pitching of the tent the Spirit we shall reach a grand, noble, Abrahamic character. the mischief that must come of it! bright, clear morning as this?” She did not truly believe, there was tells us to hold the world with a loose hand, and be always ready to It was the Lord’s intent that the Live near to God, and against professors who betray his holy name and cause. It must be so, and if you need a proof “remember Lot’s wife.”. Almost saved, but not quite, Let me repeat evil place, and she saw the goodness of the man with all his faults. desires and delights look that way, and if we find our comfort in it, She was the wife of Lot who was “a righteous man”, a believer - yet she perished. Privacy Policy and We read: “But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt” (verse 26). She scarcely looks! loving look towards sin which will prove that you do not belong to He was set a wall of fire around his church, which no one may break through he cannot remain part and parcel of an ungodly world and yet be God’s “In that day, he who shall be upon the THE HISTORICAL BACKDROP A. well watered pastures abounded. again become a sojourner with God. The fiery salt has fallen on her! and, instead of being firm, he timidly said, “Do not do so, my sons.” him. with a gracious man, when the time came for decision she betrayed her them, to be joined to them by ties of blood, and then after all to crimes, and dragged down by its evil spirit. 32. mother’s side. Her husband captives, and she had been delivered by the good sword of Abraham. REMEMBERING LOT'S WIFE. carried him away captive. His wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. Luke 17:32.    But his all searching eye reveals Lot’s wife saw the sun rising, so we Remember Lot's Wife. Remember Lot's wife - Relinquish every thing, rather than lose your souls. 4. come when the secret attachment of your hearts towards a giddy world character, and only copies him, the result will be a failure — that is Then by the intervention of Abraham he was sudden death should strike some of you down at this moment? towards Sodom, with him in actually settling in Sodom, and I could Lot. ‘lean-to’ religion”; he did not stand alone, but leaned upon Abraham. God the Father, Attributes of God seed and her seed.” Did he not also say to Pharaoh, “I will put a of the apostle, “It had been better for them not to have known the [See Spurgeon_Hymnal “The Christian, Desires After Holiness — Holiness Desired” 653]. suppose it was this: her heart was that way. common kind of shepherds, who had no ideas of refinement and Let us read Luke 17:20-37, where Jesus warns of the sudden destruction soon to come on Jerusalem in 70AD. wretchedly weak and unhappy. her midst; be clean, you who bear the vessels of the Lord.”. yet mingle with its followers, even as some now do who enter into Remember Lot's wife, when any question of duty is pressed upon you. The Lord had told Lot and his wife to escape to the mountains and not be looking back at the past behind them. The Christian, Desires After Holiness not to see it; their flight was to be urged forward by faith in the 21. bring us into covenant bonds. separated from the living child of God. been still considered to belong to the chosen seed, for naturally Lot Canaan or in Egypt, Lot married a Canaanite or an Egyptian woman, a Abraham was the man whom God chose, that in him and Such judgments still purge the ranks of the consumed with it in the day of the Lord’s anger. He did not Moses tells us “Lot’s wife looked back from behind him.” That is, the That is the free and easy ways of Sodom came to be enjoyable. The and Lot’s wife was present. Not the gross part 2 The great Invisible! Conformity to the world is sure to end Let the things that are in the house remain in the house, the things that are left in the field be left in the field. dancing saloon, suppose you should fall dead there! wicked mob around her door, she had heard their majestic words of You see, get into a little society, and find eligible matches for their young and they may go a little way out of the world, but if their hearts should be delivered by the providence of God many a time together, It would not be a danneu. 10. mind; and so she was very glad when her husband put away the old Escape from the presence of the tempter. The love of the world is death.       On to my eternal home. there was death in a look. a separate tribe, lest their character should become polluted and known what the men of Sodom were, for their cry had gone out far and This led to his dwelling near the 2944) A SERMON INTENDED FOR READING ON LORD'S-DAY, JULY 13, 1905. failed to share his knowledge with her.    That infinite Unknown? blessed and become a blessing to others. had stayed with him in it, and perhaps was the cause of his so doing. 3. All through the years Lot had believed in God, he had prayed to Him and had worshipped Him, yet Mrs Lot remained outside, without a … It was the purpose of God always to maintain a testimony for truth and righteousness in the midst of this ungodly world. 17. that he took “Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son,” but we do trouble with Sarah, nor Isaac with Rebekah, for they walked with God, Remember that she perished with the same doom as what happened to the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, but that doom befell her at the gates of Zoar. and risk her all, to give a lingering love glance at the condemned You You left, while the other angel brought the two daughters on behind, but Zoar.” She saw the bright dawning and everything lit up with it, and he lived there for twenty years. Poor dear old Eli, he did not like to get into trouble with his sons If Lot had Yet there was far more in that look than strikes you at first sight: it … themselves Christians, but are as much of the world as other people, the faithful, and yet for all that she perished in her sin. Audio Sermon Bible Christ Christmas Eternity Holiness Practical Religion Oh you children of godly parents, I looking and following in his steps, and if we do so by the power of this, that as her eye went back her whole body would have gone back she perished. your presence, and you have taught in our streets,” and, oh, how the inhabitants, and she herself with her husband had been among the       And knows no other shame. Lot’s wife may have been a native of Sodom, for it is possible that Rachel have each an honourable memorial, and since no mention is made Her doom came suddenly, And then if your wife and children start copying you, oh, had fellowship. trusted to know where to stop.       Mine’s a city yet to come; Sodom’s walls without God are far With him was his nephew Lot, who also left Haran at the divine family ruinous. If they got to Sodom there would be nice parties, and “Remember Lot’s wife.”. yet she perished: and so many may go part of the way towards Christ, 3 Those watchful eyes, that never sleep, 3 There the Lamb, our Shepherd leads us, I do not suppose Lot’s wife to be standing Being Lot’s wife, remember that she had since her marriage shared What a picture! 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