Remember Lot’s wife.
“In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it, and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.” (Luke 17:31-33) KJV
In the context of His second coming, Jesus gives us as an example, Lot’s wife.
Why did Jesus speak about her?
She perished, even though she was the wife of a godly man.
Lot wasn’t a perfect man and not what he was supposed to be, but some of the last words of the Bible tells us that Lot was a righteous man (see 2 Peter 2:8).
She perished, even though she was warned of the danger.
Angels came to them and warned them to escape.
Jesus Christ, Himself came and said the same thing to us:
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]” Matthew 11:28 (AMPC)
She perished, even though she made an effort to save herself.
She heard the warning and left the city.
She ran for a while… but then she stopped and looked back because she didn’t believe the word of God.
She perished, even though she was on the way of salvation.
It seems that not all get to the finish line.
Are you going to make it to the end?
She perished, even though she committed only one sin.
She looked back. (Genesis19:26)
That sin was the greatest one: the sin of unbelief.
The sinners will perish not because of their significant number of sins, but because of their sin nature
“When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (TLB)
Jesus Christ says He is the only way. (John 14:6)
Are you really saved?
Come to Him!
Remember Lot’s wife!
Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.