In chapter 18 one of the three heavenly visitors who visited Abraham was the Lord Jesus Christ. However, it should be noted that Christ did not accompany the two angels who visited Lot in chapter 19. Lot was in the land of Sodom--a picture of the world--and Christ would not have felt "at home" in Sodom.

II Peter 2:7,8 indicates that Lot was a saved man. He had lost his fellowship with the Lord, but not his sonship; he had lost his communion with the Lord, but not his union. Lot was not walking in the light of God's promises, but in the darkness and worldliness of the city of Sodom.

Lot's final days are full of darkness and filth, as he commits incest in a cave. He forsook a tent for a house in the city, and ends up in a cave, made drunk by his own daughters! The children of this horrible scene, the Moabites and Ammonites, have been the enemies of the Jews for centuries.

Every Christian should seek the will of God in making a home for his family. If he, like Lot, chooses the wrong place, he is likely to ruin the lives of his family and loved ones. Beyond that, we should seek God's face and will in every decision in our lives. Living out of God's will brings constant trouble and chastisement.

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