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Text:: “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished” - 2 Peter 2:9.

Comment: There is great gain in obeying the commandments of God. The sacred volume contains numerous accounts which show that God does not tolerate disobedience. (Ephesians 5:6) Having been forewarned of the dire consequence of flouting the instruction handed the family by the two angels, it was not a hard thing for Lot's wife to have simply obeyed, rather than allow herself to be carried away by the deceitfulness of material possessions. Indeed, the “commandments of God are not grievous.” - 1 John 5:3.

In contrast, Lot and his two daughters were steadfast in their obedience to God's warning. Certainly, it is an easy thing for God to give them even more than they lost. Truly, so long as there is life, there is hope. (Ecclesiastes 9:4) For this show of obedience, they made it to the mountain, safely by the grace of God. The Bible says: “As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.” - Proverbs 11: 19.

Having made us free moral agents, we must bear the consequences of our choices, good or bad. “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing” declared Moses the prophet, “therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” - Deuteronomy 30:19.

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