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Genesis 19: 17, 26

Tara Alemany, Author and Speaker

As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!” But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

Genesis 19: 17, 26

Sometimes, major changes in our lives come without warning and without our willing participation. The results can leave us feeling shell-shocked and unclear as to what we’re supposed to be doing next.

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about Lot’s wife this week. When the angels of the Lord commanded Lot and his family to leave Sodom and flee for Zoar, they gave the strict instructions not to look back. They didn’t say “don’t look back or God will turn you into a pillar of salt.”

They simply said “Don’t look back!”

How often in our lives do we waste time looking back? Thinking on the destruction or devastation that’s just been foisted on us or is soon to come, and unwilling to let go and run? We can become our own worst enemies.

As Lot and his family fled to Zoar, they were promised safe passage. The Lord was with them. No harm would come to them. All they had to do was trust and obey. [Read more…]