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The living LORD is a God of love and at same time, God of judgement. There are lots of lessons that one can learn from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in the book of Genesis chapter 18 : 20 -23 and 19 : 1 - 29. God heard the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah because of their grievous sins.
The major sin of people of Sodom and Gomorrah, that is, what they used to do, that made God to send his angels to destroy the city can be found in Genesis 19 : 5 "And they called Lot , and said unto him, where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us , that we may know them." They wanted to have carnal knowledge of them as their usual practice. Please, kindly read the story in the above Bible chapters.
The angels of the Lord informed Lot about their mission in Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot and his family made every preparation to escape the judgement of God that was impending on the city. He sent errands to all his families and his in-laws but they didn't believe Lot, like many people today, they don't believe that Jesus Christ will still come back to this earth again, many of these people use to say that, let us eat, drink and enjoy our lives, no heaven, no hell fire, once you die, that is the end of life, they don't believe believe that, there is life after death. I pray that, it won't be too late for these people to realize their mistake.
The angels led Lot, his wife and two of his daughters out of the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, what a pity? The angels instructed them not to look back as they were escaping from the city, Lot's wife looked back and turned to pillar of salt.
Lot and her two daughters escaped the judgement of God on Sodom and Gomorrah but they lost all their properties there, consumed by fire.
Moral lessons from this incident are:
1. We should always ask from God before we make any move in life, you see, Lot chosen the land of Sodom and Gomorrah out of greediness, when Abraham asked him to choose where he liked, he didn't give respect to his uncle, to choose first, moreso, he didn't allow the spirit of God to direct him, now, he lost all that he had gathered as wealth in land of Sodom and Gomorrah.
2. Lot's wife looked back and turned to pillar of salt, there should be no look back, but forward ever, anyone that looks back to the world shall surely perish with the world.
3. Finally, the judgement of God is standing against this sinful world, because God hates sin, no matter how people painted it.
Conclusion, one can be saved from the impending judgement of God upon this sinful world, by confessing, forsaking and repenting of one's sins. Accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
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