ABC Bible Character Faith Series

Faithfulness in the Small Duties

Lessons from Lot

….Up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be swept away in the punishment of the city.” – Genesis 19:15 was the message Lot received from the angels.

Lot’s father died and therefore he spent most of his time with his uncle, Abraham. God had blessed both of them with livestock and other material possessions that they could not live together because the land couldn’t support them both and there was strife between their herdsmen. Therefore, Abraham proposed to Lot to separate and allowed him to make a choice on where he’d settle.

Throughout Abraham and Lot’s interactions, it is evidently clear that Abraham loved Lot and Lot was able to learn from him. One key trait Lot learnt from Abraham was hospitality and this later opened the door for his life’s richest blessing. Lot was spared from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah where he lived.

Before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, there was an outcry against the city and it is mentioned, “Their sin was very grave.”  God’s judgements were to visit the city.

 “The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant’s house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly.” – Genesis 19:1-7

15As morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be swept away in the punishment of the city.” 16 But he lingered. So the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, the Lord being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city.” – Genesis 19:15-16.

Lot welcomed strangers he didn’t know and tried to protect them. Even when they had rejected the offer of staying at his place and opted to stay in the streets, he couldn’t let them because he knew how unsafe, and evil the people of the city were. He took them in but in the end, he received protection against the mob from the very strangers he took in.

In our faith journey, all our acts have significance whether for good or evil and from Lot’s story, I am reminded that faithfulness in the smallest of duties can open doors of blessings. Even when Lot lingered, the angels seized him, his wife and his daughters. It is sad that lot’s wife didn’t make it but is a reminder that our salvation is individual and our faith as well. Whereas it is not our obedience that saves us. It is a fruit of our faith to testify that we have been saved. The family was warned to flee and not look back and those that didn’t look back were saved.

I pray we can apply some principles from Lot’s life to our personal lives.

Amen!!!

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Veronica

March 17, 2023

Lot’s character is something that we really need to apply in our daily life.I’ve personally enjoyed every bit of the story.

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Lauretta

March 19, 2023

Thanks, Veronica for your time!

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Babirye Irene Nassamula

March 25, 2023

Faithfulness in everything we do, thanks alot Lauretta for this platform. Be blessed

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Lauretta

March 26, 2023

Thank you, Irene!

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