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 first was “Escape (run) for thy life”
Sodom was known for its sexual sins and its pride, arrogance, inhospitality and defiance against the ways of God. It is from such a place like this that God is warning Lot and counseling him to run for his life and escape the impending judgment of God.
Points to ponder:
In these words, “Escape for thy life”, there is a message for each one of us today, just as it was relevant to Lot and his family. The world we live in is similar to the wicked city of Sodom. We live in a world that boast arrogantly and in defiance to the ways of God, rife with sexual sins. The Bible counsels us to flee / run (escape) from sexual sin (1 Corinthians 6:18) for in the end it brings death (Proverbs 5:3-5) and this applies to any kind of adulterous relationship, including one with the world (James 4:4). We are in this world, but we are not of it (John 17:16) and so we ought not to be conformed to the patterns of this world, but instead escape for our life, by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2), as that of Christ (Philippians 2:5). Escape for thy life.
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.