TOPIC: THERE IS A PAY DAY!
Read: Genesis 19: 1-13
1 Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground.
2 And he said, “Here now, my lords, please turn in to your servant’s house and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” And they said, “No, but we will spend the night in the open square.”
3 But he insisted strongly; so they turned in to him and entered his house. Then he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
4 Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house.
5 And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally. ”
6 So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him,
7 and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly!
8 See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.”
9 And they said, “Stand back!” Then they said, “This one came in to stay here, and he keeps acting as a judge; now we will deal worse with you than with them.” So they pressed hard against the man Lot, and came near to break down the door.
10 But the men reached out their hands and pulled Lot into the house with them, and shut the door.
11 And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they became weary trying to find the door. Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed
12 Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city—take them out of this place!
13 For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of the LORD, and the LORD has sent us to destroy it.”
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, b not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
(2 Peter 3:9)
In today’s passage, two angels were at Sodom and Gomorrah to execute God’s plan concerning the cities Lot and His family dwelt theirn. Lot distinguished himself being respectful and generous to the strangers who turned out to be angels of the Lord. These attributes coupled with the righteousness and intersession of his uncle, Abraham, worked wonders as to the deliverance of Lot and His family. Lot’s family was spared from the destruction vented on the most wayward people.
In like manner, this world (generation) is filled with wickedness, but God expects you to live as His obedient child, in His holiness and righteousness, regardless of the oddness of such virtues. God knows that we are in the last days (2 Tim.3v1-9). Yet, He expects and encourages us that having known His Word (the right doctrine), we must fully cooperate with Him alone in all we do, in preparation for eternity with Him.
The angels told Lot that God would destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because their sins had become an outcry that He could no longer bear and ignore. Thus, there must be judgement, and the payday for their sins had come. We must understand that there is no sin hidden from God. He cannot be deceived (Gal.6v7).
The day of reckoning will come like a thief in the night. All sins will be exposed and paid for, if there is no repentance. That it seems He is not coming yet doesn’t show blackness on His part. He is not merciful, and because of the fact that He doesn’t desire that anyone perishes, is till waiting for all to repent before the set time (2 Pet.3v9).
To aviod God’s judgement, confess all yours sins, and flee from every appearance of evil. May God help you to do the needful. Amen.
1. Lord, I need a positive change; change me, today, to be like You in all things.
2. I receive deliverance from every wrong choice I have made, in Jesus name.
3. Lord, help all leaders (traditional, church, national and political, etc.) always remember the inescapable payday, so that that would moderate their decisions and actions, most especially, as it affects the followers.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
Proverbs 31:2 – 31:31, Ecclesiastes 1:1 – 2:15, Galatians 3:27 – 4:19
HAVE A REMARKABLE THURSDAY………….SHALOM