Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

A Lot to Consider

June 23

"The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar."  Genesis 19:23

"This tribe will be distinguished in Glory by their firefighter's tan ..."

 

Waiting to the last minute is the natural tendency of most of us; but having to be pulled from sin kicking and screaming by GOD'S representative, is outright rebellion.  That goes beyond garden variety procrastination; and gives breath to the true meaning of 'daredevil'. 

"... HE leadeth me beside the still waters.  HE restoreth my soul: HE leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for HIS NAME'S sake."  GOD would not have us as spiritual foot-draggers, needing to be driven instead of led; but many today still pitch their tent toward Sodom, casting their lot with Lot.  "And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh."  This tribe will be distinguished in Glory by their firefighter's tan; having spent the last of their born again days here, in the foolish bravado of smoke-jumping into sin's way.  These, unlike Shadrach and company, will arrive a smoldering stench, saved, but by the singed hair on their 'chinni-chin-chin'.  "If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."

There is, and is not, a lot (Lot) to consider, in a successful walk with GOD.  The joy of the journey can be had in large part, through simple obedience.  HIS SPIRIT comes to correct and redirect; not banter over our bad decisions, which caused HIS dispatch to begin with.  "I have overthrown some of you, as GOD overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto ME, saith the LORD."  The moral to all of this is: stand too close to sin's fireworks, and you're bound to get burned.  Procrastinate long enough in departing from sin and you might literally become the salt of the earth. 

"Remember Lot's wife"


For Love of Country
Stephen Grover Cleveland (1837-1908)
(22nd and 24th President of the United States)
"The citizen is a better business man if he is a Christian gentleman, and, surely, business is not less prosperous and successful if conducted on Christian principles ..."


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