What a messy recount this is. As real as it is unfortunate. What different decisions could Lot have made as a father in his earlier days that would have resulted in a much healthier set of events than the ones that transpire here?
The truth of it is my decisions can and will have messy consequences if I’m not careful. I’m sure Lot would have shuddered at the thought had he been exposed in his imagination to seeing these events as the future consequence of his decision making process at that earlier time.
I must learn the wisdom that is offered in this part of the scripture that comes in the form of a stark retelling of a sad episode in Lots life. My decisions now will have future consequences. Especially the more significant ones I choose to make or not to make.
I must learn to make these decisions with a clear sense of reliance upon and fear of God (reverence), as well as with a clear as possible awareness of the people I will impact in the making of these decisions.
God, grant me your wisdom and grace I pray, amen.
Written by Ps. Rob Waugh