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Text:: “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.” - 2 Peter 2:6.

Comment: The profound benefit of the virtue of obedience, the just recompense for disobedience and the transient nature of the pleasures of sin are highlighted in the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Holy Bible is replete with several instances of the manifestation of God's love, care, providence and deliverance on His children. Why then would a just, caring and loving Father turn His indignation on a people, to the point of destroying them from off the face of the earth? Moses the prophet under inspiration stated that God Almighty is a God of “judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he…” (Deuteronomy 32: 4,) That there was not found up to ten righteous souls in an entire nation is indicative of how far they had fallen in the pit of unrighteousness. Unfortunately, homosexuality for which God punished the people of Sodom in those days has become acceptable practice in a growing number of countries around the world. Thus, despite “knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death” some people in the world “not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them”. - Romans 1:32.

Let us therefore examine ourselves if we are on the Lord's side through the practice of righteousness so that “…we should not be condemned with the world”. - 1 Corinthians 11: 31, 32.

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