When the two angelic visitors commanded Lot to not stay in the plain, but to escape to the mountains, before they brought down God’s judgment on the wicked people of Sodom and Gomorrah, we see Lot asking the angels if he could instead got to the city that is near by, a city that is a little one (small and insignificant) – a city name Zoar – his reason was , and it was agreed so. Zoar was spared on account of Lot, but what is of importance to note, is that many a times like Lot, instead of running to escape to the mountains, we focus on our own abilities and ask for the insignificant and small things that we feel are accessible.
Points to ponder:
When God commands us to go to the mountain tops (the zenith of our life for him), let us not ask for the small and insignificant (Zoar) in our life.
Genesis 19:18-21 (KJV)
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.