Don’t Be a Lot!
The Bible says “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship
of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4 (KJV)
We have been
looking at the lives of Abraham and Lot. Abraham was wealthy and had a personal relationship with his Creator. Lot chose the
ways of the world. he is living in Sodom and actually had become well established in the place. Genesis 19:1 (KJV) says “And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and
Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face
toward the ground” To set “in the gate” means he had been assimilated into the ruling body of Sodom, he
was one of them!
Like so many other people who become friends of the world he did not have clear, focused, wide-open eyes
to see and discern what was taking place around him. His conscience had been dulled. He did not recognize the muck and mire
he was slowing sinking into. Here was a man who loved God but the world has corrupted and misled him to the point he is making
compromises all over the place. He is living in Sodom. His wife is living in Sodom. His daughters are allowed to date men
Think of the ramifications of Lot’s compromise. For one he lost his witness. He didn’t even
have the spiritual power to win even ten men in Sodom. Genesis 18:32 tells us that. Lot lost his family, his loved ones, his
home his livelihood, his standing in the community and his walk with the Lord all because of the compromise he allowed in
his life…and he did not see it happening around him.
Have you made
compromises with the world? Have you grown apart from the Lord? Perhaps you have slipped into sin, making excuses not to worship,
withholding that which belongs to God, avoiding prayer time, not spending time in God’s Word and so forth. Give yourself
a checkup. When is the last time you were used by the Holy Spirit to lead someone to Christ? When was the last time you geve
your testimony to a lost person? Maybe it is time for a checkup from the neckup! Have you slid backwards instead of growing
in the Lord? Don’t be a Lot!
Daily Chronological Bible Reading: Romans 14-16