Look not behind thee


Of the four things that the angelic visitors in the house of Lot, told Lot and his family who were with him, when they had led them by their hand, outside the wicked city of Sodom, the second was “look not behind thee”

God was going to destroy the worldly wicked city of Sodom and Gomorrah for their sin was grievous before God and Lot and his wife and two daughters were asked to leave the city and escape to the mountains. In other words, they were to sever any tied they had with the city so much so as to not even look back.  They were to give up their old habitation and have no more allegiance to the wicked world they were living in.

Points to ponder:
Those who are followers of Jesus Christ, must not look back at the wicked world we live in. Jesus’ words were very clear and explicit to illustrate this profound truth – for he said, No man, who has put his hand to the plough, if he looks back, is not fit for the kingdom of God. i.e., Anyone who has committed their lives to Jesus Christ, and who have put their hand in the service of God i.e., to the plough for the harvest (Matthew 9:37-38), must not look back. For if you do so, you are not fit for the kingdom of God. So the question is “Are you fit for the kingdom of God?”

Genesis 19:17 (KJV)
17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

Luke 9:62 (KJV)
62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

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