A man and his wife decided they would like to take a helicopter ride. When they were informed of the cost, they told the pilot that they couldn’t afford it. The pilot said that he would take them up anyway, and if neither of them uttered a word, the flight would be free, but if they said anything at all he would charge them the regular price. On the flight, the pilot performed a few special maneuvers to see if he could illicit a response, but not a word was heard. When they landed , the pilot said he was impressed. From the back seat, the man said that it was really difficult and that when his wife fell out he almost said something!
In Luke, chapter seventeen, Jesus said, “remember Lot’s wife”. The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were being destroyed for their immorality. Lot and his wife, with their two daughters, were escaping but they were specifically told not to look back. The Bible records that Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt (Genesis 19).
When Jesus said, “remember Lot’s wife”, He was speaking of a judgement to come and was stressing the importance of making haste to escape before it’s too late. There should be a sense of urgency when it comes to making matters right in our life. There are many things that we consider with great urgency when it comes to making matters right in our life. There are many things that we consider with great urgency, and yet when it comes to our own souls we linger, we hesitate, we think that we can procrastinate. Lot’s wife stands as an example of that very thing. She should have been more urgent, more focused on leaving the old behind and proceeding to the place of safety that God had appointed for them.
We all leave examples. Perhaps someday, long after we are gone from this life, someone will say, “remember (fill in your own name”. If you need to make a change, make it now, so the memory and the example will be a good one.
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