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 third was “neither stay thou in all the plain”
It is quite obvious that the angelic visitors did not want Lot or his family to be in the area where the Lord’s judgment was going to fall – on the cities of the plain, of which Sodom and Gomorrah were part of (Genesis 13:10; Genesis 14:1-3; Genesis 19:28). In other words, God did not want Lot to be associated with anything wicked, especially in a zone (plain) of danger.
Points to ponder:
Unlike the hills, the plains are susceptible to relatively more disasters – natural disasters, such as twisters etc., since there are no obstructions to protect against these natural calamities. In like manner, when we live in the plains – a plateaued lifestyle without fervor and service to the Lord God – the onslaughts of the twister (deceiver and liar who twists the truth – John 8:44, ) is brought on us. We must not stay in the plain but run to the hills, from where our help comes from (Psalm 121:1). Are you in the plains? Stay not in the plains, says the Lord.
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.