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“And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city”- Genesis 13:10, 11.

Comment:

A credible example in the Holy Bible of someone who made good use of his time was Lot, Abraham's nephew, who dwelt in Sodom, a neighbouring city to Gomorrah, two Gentile nations with suffocating tendencies for sexual pervasion.
To put an end to the grazing disputes between their herders, Abraham suggested a parting of ways – and  Lot chose the “well watered” plains of Jordan close to Sodom. – Genesis 19:22-26.

Scriptural records show how the depraved men of Sodom in their quest to satisfy their ungodly desires laid siege on the home of Lot asking: “Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them” (Genesis 19:5).  This impudence on their part jolted Lot who beckoned on them saying, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly”. - Genesis 19:7 (Revised Standard Version).

True Christians are enjoined to be prayerful and to maintain their integrity like Lot, who resisted the vain enticements of those wretches in the land of Sodom.  Rather than conform to the prevailing lifestyle, he spent his time keeping to God's commandments.- See Exodus 23:2; Proverbs 4:14; Ephesians 5:11.

Saint Peter fittingly commented on this incident to wit: “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 2:7, 8.

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