April 14, 2021
Lot Was Vexed
2 Peter 2:7-8 (KJV) And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.
These are interesting verses about Lot. First, it tells us that Lot was just. Lot is a righteous man who planted himself among corrupt individuals. Yes, Lot chose to keep his friendships and living space among people who did not serve and savor God.
Second, it states here that Lot is vexed with filthy conversation. It makes sense that Lot was surrounded with the wickedness at work in this world, for he chose to keep friends who served satan rather than God. His filthy circumstances oppressed his mind and heart.
How on earth do these two spiritually opposing characteristics go together in describing one man? Righteousness and vexation? Please do not be confused, for they do not go together; they lie at opposing ends of the spiritual spectrum. God soon came to Lot and directed him to move away from his corrupt friends and this wicked town in the Old Testament. In fact, God wanted to move Lot so much that He gave him a new place to dwell away from the confines of this evil city. However, Lot set his tent in the new land with the door facing this sin-filled city, unwilling to ultimately part ways with his unfavorable past until prodded again by God.
We can learn a lot about sin and corruption from the life of Lot. No person can keep company with favorite sin and keep evil company without affecting his life and service for God. God expects each of us to separate from sin to serve and savor Him, and He gives us everything we need!
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