Tuesday Dec 20, 2022
Ned Brown 11-13-2022 // Just Lot; 2 Peter 2:4-9
In his play, "The Crucible," Arthur Miller made this comment, "Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets." It is easy for us to cast stones at many of the characters of Scripture. And perhaps one of the characters attracting the most condemnation of believers is Lot, the nephew of Abraham.
Most of what we know about Lot comes from the account in Genesis, beginning in chapter 12, where we find Lot joining his uncle as Abram leaves his land following the Lord's call. And from the Scofield notes, we would conclude that Lot ended his life in a completely back-slidden state.
But the most important things we know about Lot comes from 2 Peter 2:4-9, in which we read that Scripture counted Lot as a righteous man whose heart was tormented by the wickedness of Sodom where he dwelt.
As we consider the character of Lot, what applications can we make to the life of the believer today? What encouragement, as well as warnings, can we draw from this man's life?
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May you be blessed through the teaching of God's Holy Word.
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