Lot sat in the gate of Sodom
270 days Bible Reading 18/7/20
“And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and lot sat in the gate of Sodom” (Gen 19:1).
What a contrast to Genesis 18:1! There, the Lord Himself came to meet Abraham. Here, to meet Lot, only two angels arrive. When a perfected saint dies, not merely angels, but the Lord Himself comes to welcome him to his eternal home.
Unlike in the case of Abraham, here, instead of “the heat of the day”, it is “even”. All the zeal for the Lord has cooled down; the Sun of righteousness is setting, bringing in dark shadows. Many ’cooled’ believers do not realize that they are in a sad state of affairs – they find great joy talking of the zeal they once had, of the souls they won for the Lord, of how much they once suffered, of how they laboured in prayer.
“Lot sat in the gate of Sodom. ” At one time, When he was in fellowship with the true saint, Abraham, he too was a tent dweller-living by faith; but now he has lost that vision and revelation. Sitting at the gate meant holding the position of a judge. Maybe for sometime it appeared as if Lot was better off than his uncle – sitting at the gate of Sodom rather than dwelling in tents!
How sad it is that when many finally realize their folly in following the ways of the world, it is too late!
Dear reader, the voice of the Lord crying “Where art thou? ” is still heard. Are you sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day like Abraham, or at the gate of Sodom at even?
Stay Blessed 🙂