The angelic visitors in the house of Lot said to Lot, “Arise, take your wife, your two daughters, who were in his place and leave, lest they also be consumed along with the wicked on whom God was going to pour his judgment upon” The Bible records that Lot did not necessary heed immediately for he lingered on. As Lot lingered, the Bible says that the men (angelic visitors) laid hold of his hand and of his wife and his two daughters and led them out of the city, declaring that the Lord be merciful unto Lot. In other words, Lot was led by the hand to safety.
Points to ponder:
Many a times, like Lot, we also linger on, instead of immediately heeding to God’s voice, but because of the great mercy of who, we do not get what we deserve and find the hand of the Lord leading us by hand, out of the dangers of sin, into safety and salvation. Jesus declared as his final saying from the Cross, “Into thy hands, I commend my spirit” as his own hands were pierced by nails to a wooden cross. Only in the hands of the Lord God is true safety and Salvation and so let us pray that the hand of the Lord leads us by taking hold of our own hands. Are you being led by the hand of the Lord?
Genesis 19:15-16 (KJV)
15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.