31 “In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife.
This week we take a look at some things we must not forget to remember when it comes to our Christian walk. While describing to his disciples how the last days will be, Jesus makes a reference to Lots wife. He tells the disciples, “Remember Lot’s wife.” So what did Lot’s wife do?
Genesis 19:26 (NIV)
26 But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
When fire came down to destroy Sodom and Gomorah because of wickedness Lot and his family were given the opportunity to flee. They were given instructions on where they were to flee to and given instructions not to look back, but Lot’s wife looked back and she turned into a pillar of salt.
To look back signified that her heart was still in Sodom, the place of sin; it was almost like she was not ready to give it up. This should be a lesson to us in our Christian walk that once we make the commitment to Christ, once we start the journey, we should never look back.
One of the struggles that Moses had with the children of Israel is that though God had delivered them from the grasp of Egypt, they kept looking back. They kept making reference to the life back in Egypt, they yearned for the garlic and leeks from Egypt
Numbers 11:4-6 (NKJV)
4 Now the mixed multitude who were among them yielded to intense craving; so the children of Israel also wept again and said: “Who will give us meat to eat? 5 We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; 6 but now our whole being is dried up; there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes!”
Remember this whole generation except for Joshua and Caleb never made it to the promised land because they were so attached to their past, they kept looking back so much so that they did not have the faith to move forward into their destiny and promised land.
Are you the same? Like Lots wife do you keep looking back?
You can never make any tangible progress if you keep looking at the rear view mirror.
Philippians 3:13 (NKJV)
13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
That should be your policy also, forget those things that are behind and press on to those things that are ahead. The past is gone and all things have been made new, you are a new creation in Christ Jesus!