Scripture Nugget 1.30.2017
Scripture Read – Genesis 16-19
Nugget: Genesis 19: 17-21
“When they had brought them outside they said, ‘Flee for your life; do not look back or stop anywhere in the Plain; flee to the hills, or else you will be consumed.’ And Lot said to them, ‘Oh, no, my lords; your servant had favor with you, and you have shown me great kindness in saving my life; but I cannot flee to the hills, for fear the disaster will overtake me and I die. Look, that city is near enough to flee to, and it is a little one. Let me escape there – is it not a little one? – and my life will be saved!’”
Devotional thought: Lot has a faith problem. Yet again Lot’s lack of “Over-the-Horizon” Faith limits his ability to comply with instructions and he forgoes future opportunity by limiting himself to that which is in plain sight. His inability to hope is a lesson learned well by his wife and daughters. It cost his wife her life and caused his daughters to make sinful choices. (Keep reading the rest of the chapter) God calls us to the hills where there is life, God will certainly get us there, even while destroying what lays behind. Do I trust God, do I continue over-the-horizon to things unseen or settle for what looks good right in front of my eyes?