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Text:: “Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” - Romans 2:4.

Comment: No doubt, Lot's wife partook of the favour of God on Abraham, she being the wife of Abraham's nephew. Unfortunately, she treated with levity God's wonderful provision of a place of safety for her from Sodom's inferno. Having brought them out of the city, the angel gave a definite instruction, “Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.” (Genesis 19:17) But she disobeyed the order by looking back and so lost her life. The Bible enjoins us to be very careful so as not to allow anything to make us lose in the race of life, “lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.” (Hebrews 12:15) Having seen what happened to Lot's wife, those who still deliberately disobey the word of God today will receive harder punishment because they have had several warnings by example and precept.

Apostle Paul exhorted us thus, “We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” - - 2 Corinthians 6:1, 2.

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