On Fridays, my church has a program called “Spiritual Academy”. It is when all the Ministers and the Elders can give a sermonette on a specific biblical lesson. Last week’s lesson was on the history of Lot. Elder Shivers specifically spoke about Lot’s listening problem.
People view the bible as just words but inside of the word of God are gems on righteous living. The story of Lot is definitely one of those stories. The spirit of disobedience in God’s people haven’t changed, therefore we are “a lot like Lot”, as preached by Minister Lawton.
The angels came into Sodom and Gomorrah to warn Lot that the city was about to be destroyed, therefore he needed to flee. The angels gave Lot specific instructions. The angels told Lot “Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed” (Genesis 19:17). Lot, unfortunately, failed to listen and he pleaded with the angels to allow him to go to a small city called Zoar. After fear started brewing in Lot he fled to the mountains.
Imagine if Lot was obedient when the angels told him where to go; maybe his wife wouldn’t have died and his daughter wouldn’t have taken advantage of him. I want you to understand that disobedience will cost you. In many ways, we can see how our lack of listening has caused us to take the long way instead of the shortcut the Lord had prepared. In the midst of it all we thank God for his mercy and grace that continues to cover us, but honestly learn to listen before it’s too late.
The angels came to Lot to warn him, they gave him a message. The spirit is sending a warning to someone reading this (I receive it as well) to listen to God. He has your best interest at heart and everything he tells you to do is for your good. Listening isn’t always easy but if you seek God’s help he will aid you every step of the way.