By Mark Mayberry
When God called Abraham from Mesopotamia to Canaan, he was accompanied by his nephew, Lot (Gen. 11:27-31; 12:4-5; 13:1).
Sacred Scripture describes Lot as “righteous” because he spoke out against the sin of Sodom (2 Pet. 2:4-10). Yet, many of his personal choices were anything other than commendable.
Companionship may be Destroyed by Conflict
The life of Lot reminds us that companionship may be destroyed by conflict (Gen. 13:1-7; Prov. 20:3; Phil. 2:14-16; James 3:13-18).
Character may be Destroyed by Covetousness
The life of Lot reminds us that character may be destroyed by covetousness (Gen. 13:8-18; 14:1-24; Mark 7:20-23; Luke 12:13-21).
Children may be Destroyed by Carnality
The life of Lot reminds us that children may be destroyed by carnality (Gen. 19:1-29, 30-38; 1 Cor. 15:33; Gal. 6:7-8).
Warning of judgment, Jesus famously said, “Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:26-33). Let us also recall the sad story of Lot himself. In the end, he lost everything: his wealth, his family, his dignity. Such are the wages of sin.