The saddest part of complete evil and self-absorption is the inability to recognize it. When the angels came to Sodom and Gomorrah, the people should have been in fear. Instead, they were arrogant and abusive demanding to rape and destroy the men of God. Such arrogance was a reaffirmation of what God told Abraham. The angels showed God’s commitment to Abraham by literally dragging Lot and his wife and daughters out of the city. The arrogance was obvious then as the city had to be destroyed.
We need to understand that God cannot tolerate rebellion. But he does love us so much that he will always keep his commitment and even sometimes drag us kicking and screaming to safety and his providence. We should be chasing after him and his plan for our lives, but we often miss his plan for us. When we do, he will take us and bring us back into the plan. We simply need to continue to follow him with our hearts and listen to his leadership. Then we can avoid the destruction the world is facing. Help me, Lord to seek you with my heart and life.
God Bless You
The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. 2 “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.”
“No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.”
3 But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. 4 Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom —both young and old—surrounded the house. 5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”
6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”
9 “Get out of our way,” they replied. “This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.