Remember Lot’s wife? As they were escaping the wrath brought upon Sodom, they were told not to look back. Jesus implied that she looked back with concern for her possessions, and way of life. God knows us, and what is in our hearts and minds. Jesus knew why Lot’s wife turned around, that’s why she became a pillar of salt, and didn’t escape God’s wrath. She completely disobeyed God’s orders. We are to love everyone, even those whose lifestyle goes against scripture, but we are not to engage in such activity or long to be a part of it. If living in such a manner was okay, why would God rain fire down upon Sodom and Gomorrah destroying it? If Jesus set us free from those rules, why would He bring it up? The truth is, if we are truly saved, we will not want to continue in a lifestyle that goes against God’s standards, whether it is a sexual sin, or some other sin we may be predisposed to. When we accept Jesus as Savior, our life changes so we desire to please God, and we feel shame when we engage in activities that are contrary to the precepts of God.
On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. Remember Lot's wife. Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it. Luke 17:31-33
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