September 18, 2017
God Rained Divine Destruction
Genesis 19:24-25 (KJB) Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
Fiery divine destruction fell succinctly upon the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. It is not spelled out in God’s Word exactly what transpired, but it seems it was some sort of cataclysmic event, perhaps involving a huge volcanic eruption or some sort of major solar incident.
What we do know for sure is that these two cities and every inhabitant were destroyed. God did not spare any person, besides removing Lot and his family, just prior to His divine obliteration. However, as you likely know, Lot’s wife was hesitant to leave Sodom and when she turned to look hesitantly towards Sodom, God chose to destroy her too.
You and I are often like Lot’s wife, we struggle to leave our past in the past and move on when God calls us to obediently dwell in another land. Yes, often sin can be an enjoyable atmosphere for a time. It goes against our human nature to leave a place that has been a part of our lives for a long time. If God called you to leave He always has a good reason to nudge us to dwell in a new nest.
God can make us uncomfortable and cause us to leave familiar surroundings in obedience to His will for our lives. Man can choose to obediently follow God’s will or turn from Him, but God always leads man in the best direction for his spiritual benefit rather than certain demise.