Pillar of Salt


The history does not always mean something great and meaningful. Sometimes some of the greatest mistakes also make history records.

We read in Bible-> Genesis : 19th chapter
12 The two Angels from God said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here? sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city(Sodom and gomorah) who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13 because we are going to destroy this place(Sodom and gomorah). The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.”

14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who were pledged to marry[a] his daughters. He said, “Hurry and get out of this place, because the Lord is about to destroy the city!” But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.

15 With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.”

sodom and gomorrah

sodom and gomorrah

16 When Lot hesitated, the Angels grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them. 17 As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said,

“Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!”

18 But Lot said to them, “No, my lords, please! 19 Your servant has found favor in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die.

20 Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it—it is very small, Then my life will be spared.”

21 He said to him, “Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. 22 But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.” (That is why the town was called Zoar.[f])

23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land.

sodom_gomorrah

sodom_gomorrah

26 But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

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remember-lots-wife

27 Early the next morning Abraham got up and returned to the place where he had stood before the Lord. 28 He looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah, toward all the land of the plain, and he saw dense smoke rising from the land, like smoke from a furnace.

bible-lot

bible-lot

29 So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.

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sodom-god-fierce-anger

This place is cursed still now. No living beings living there.

God instructed clearly not to turn back

“Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!”

But Lot wife turns back while she running. Lot’s wife’s body turned into a pillar of salt. Her soul, however, dropped down into the flames of Hell. She is still there today, burning there, night and day, without any hope of ever going to Heaven. Lot’s wife was very foolish indeed for caring only for the things of this world, and not for the things of God.

(Sodom and gomorah)

(Sodom and gomorah)

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jebel-usdum-lots-wife-pillar-of-salt

You can see Lot wife still today, remains as a statue of salt pillar today near dead sea.

Even though they reached the place Zoar, The Lord’s COMMAND IS THE COMMAND NOT CHANGED EVER.
Verse 23 – 25 says they reached the place safe,

3 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land.

Eventhough they reached the place Zoar, The Lord’s COMMAND IS THE COMMAND NOT CHANGED EVER.
Verse 23 – 25 says they reached the place safe,

Many Times, we believers even though after accepting Christ as own Savior, we fail to take the word of God as serious. Word of God is Clear and Crystal.

God is not the author of confusion but He is the author of Salvation. Maybe Man’s point of view has changed, but God’s hasn’t. We have a God of knowledge and wisdom, a God who is pure and holy, a God who is right and righteous. Let us learn lesson from Lot-wife and obey God.Amen.