Text:: “Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.” - Psalm 106:3.
Comment: The need for persistence or continuity in the practice of God's righteousness cannot be overstated. (2 Peter 3:18) In his epistle to the Christians at Rome, St. Paul enjoined us to be “stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord”. (1 Corinthians 15:58) From the story of Lot's wife, we learn that a single mistake can attract fatal consequences. The knowledge of the eternal happiness that awaits us in the Kingdom of God fully set up here on earth, should instill in us the determination to serve God faithfully till the end. Nothing the devil brings in our way by means of perils, persecutions, trials, etc, should make us to lose our focus as was the case with the wife of Lot. Rather, we are expected to labour “to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief”. (Hebrews 4:11, 3:12) Lot's wife failed to realize that the wealth she was leaving behind was nothing compared to her life: “yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.” - Job 2:4.
And our Saviour asked, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36) We should pray to God not to be like Lot's wife who chose the pleasures of a sin–ridden world and material acquisitions above life and at the end, suffered the consequence of her misplaced priority.