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Text:: “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” – Romans 15:4.

Comment: One of the most potent, dramatic and sobering illustrations used by the greatest teacher of all times is the tragic story of Lot's wife. In the words of Joe Crews “…. one of the most deadly perils for God's people in the last days will be to slowly slip away from the truth as Mrs. Lot did.” Continuing, he wrote: “We still find many people exactly like Mrs. Lot. They also believe the truth, know what they ought to do, and want to be saved. Like Lot's wife, many of them wait until the pull of the world overpowers the will to act, and they are not able to let go of 'carnal things'.  Those who have had the grace to be called into God's mountain should not be careless.

As it was with them, so it shall be also with this sin – ridden world. Having read and heard of these tragic events which He caused to be written for our own benefit, we would have no excuse on the day of God's wrath as we have had much greater enlightenment than the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. St. Paul asked, “Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” - Hebrew 10:29.

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