Remember Lot’s Wife (Genesis #38)

Catastrophic judgment

  • Lot’s accommodations (vss 1-3)
  • Sodomite mob (vss 4-11)
  • Warning of sure judgment (vss 12-14)
    • The judgment is sure, but Lot cannot convince his family the end is near.
    • The doomsday preacher seems like one that mocks. Like a street preacher at a pride parade gets made fun of and becomes the butt of the jokes.
  • Removal of the righteous (vss 15-16)
  • Lot’s request is granted (vss 17-22)
  • Sodom is completely destroyed (vss 23-25) If anyone chose to stay there, they were dead. No survivors. No matter the reason. If you were in Sodom you died.

Now, we come to our verse 26. In desperation, as the fire is raining down, Lot’s wife tries to return to Sodom to get the rest of her family undoubtedly and is buried by the salty sulfuric brimstone coming out of the sky. She was so close to being delivered, but she’s losing so much. Remember Lot’s wife – Luke 17:28-37.

Count it loss (vs 26)

  • Connections she had (family left in Sodom)
  • She didn’t count her old life as loss. She counted it valuable enough to head back toward it. She apparently had other children in the city. Lot said earlier that he had two virgin daughters, but he also had daughters who were married. Those married daughters apparently didn’t get out.
  • Philippians 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ…
  • The sooner you count your old life loss, the less you’ll have to lose.