The Bible never gives us the name of Lot’s wife. Maybe for good reason since, in many ways, she is the epitome of every woman and every man. The fact that she is relatively nondescript makes her more relate-able. She looked back and paid dearly…but I’m getting ahead of the story.
The LORD had sent two of His angels to spare Lot and his family from the coming destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18:16-19:38). Lot and his wife and daughters had been warned:
When they had brought them outside, one said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you, and do not stay anywhere in the valley; escape to the mountains, or you will be swept away.” Genesis 19:17
Mrs. Lot looked back “and she became a pillar of salt.” (Genesis 19:26) This is where the debate ensues. Was her demise due to unbelief? Disobedience? Love of the world and the things in it? All of these reasons are probable. The one I’d like us to consider is the love of the world and the things in it – with a twist. Read More