Text:“Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy, break up your fallow ground for it is time to seek the LORD, till He come and rain righteousness upon you.” – Hosea 10:12.
Despite the fact that Satan the devil besieged the old world and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah at different times and polluted them with falsehood, violence, homosexuality and extreme wickedness, Noah and Lot in their days trod the path of godliness: by sowing to themselves in righteousness for which they were delivered. The Bible says, that God “spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)” - 2 Peter 2:5-8.
Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ called our attention to these incidents saying that similar conditions would exist in the last days. (Luke 17:26-30. Matthew 24: 36-39) Pointing to that day it is written “For, behold the day cometh that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble and the day that cometh shall burn them up saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.” – Malachi 4:1