Unintended consequences…Lot just gets settled in and before he knows it he is a prisoner of War in a battle for which has no interest. When Lot decided to take the easy way by going to the rich bottom lands, he thought he could remain unscathed and separate from the culture and consequences—he was wrong.
In today’s culture, we do the same thing. As Christians, we think we can play in the current world culture without being touched by its paradigm. Materialism, self absorption, instant gratification and entertainment standards are but a few of the areas that stand to take us captive. When we play in those areas, it is almost a certainty we will be enslaved.
The best answer is to remain separate. Don’t give the enemy a chance to entangle you. Keep your eyes on Christ, your nose in the word and your knees on the floor. Then you cannenjoy the peace God wants for you.
Help me Lord to remain separate from those things that could take me captive.
God Bless You
5 In the fourteenth year, Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him went out and defeated the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim 6 and the Horites in the hill country of Seir, as far as El Paran near the desert. 7 Then they turned back and went to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they conquered the whole territory of the Amalekites, as well as the Amorites who were living in Hazezon Tamar.
8 Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboyim and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) marched out and drew up their battle lines in the Valley of Siddim 9 against Kedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goyim, Amraphel king of Shinar and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five. 10 Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits, and when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some of the men fell into them and the rest fled to the hills. 11 The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. 12 They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.