Lot's Wife Becomes
Pillar of Salt
Final Days of Sodom and
Bible Study Lessons |
know her name, but the wife of Lot
paid a high price for living in the past.
Learn how looking back can
sometimes keep us from moving ahead in this
of the Bible
concerning the final days of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Lot's wife disobeyed God and
was turned to a pillar of salt. The
Testament is full of
life lessons such as this one.
Wife Turns to Salt
When they had
brought them outside, one said, Escape for
Do not look behind you,
and do not stay anywhere in the valley; escape
to the mountains, or you will be swept
But Lot said to them,
Oh no, my lords!
Now behold, your servant
has found favor in your sight, and you have
magnified your lovingkindness, which you have
shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape
to the mountains, for the disaster will overtake
me and I will die; now behold, this town is near
enough to flee to, and it is small.
Please, let me escape
there (is it not small?) that my life may be
He said to him,
Behold, I grant you this request also, not
to overthrow the town of which you have spoken.
Hurry, escape there, for I
cannot do anything until you arrive there.
Therefore the name of the town was called
The sun had risen over the
earth when Lot came to Zoar.
Then the Lord rained on
Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the
Lord out of heaven, and He overthrew those
cities, and all the valley, and all the
inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the
But his wife, from behind
him, looked back, and she became a pillar of
salt. - Genesis
Gomorrah, Lot's Wife
This passage about Sodom and
Gomorrah really begins back in Genesis
19:1 when the angels
appeared in the square of Sodom.
I suggest taking another look
at the passages leading up to verse 15 because they
will give you more insight as to what was going on
in Sodom and Gomorrah at the time of this
Lot had protected the angels
from a crowd who wanted to defile them by offering
his own daughters up for rape by the raging mob.
This tells the story of how
low these two cities had become.
Still, Lot had hesitated to
leave his home.
Holding on to Material
You see, Lot had a great deal
of wealth and possessions in Sodom so leaving the
city was the furthermost thing on his mind.
We may decide from this study
that Lot was greedy and self-centered - but what
Lot's choice seems clear with
our 20/20 hindsight but he was drawn in by the
glitz and glimmer of a sin city with attractions
made of paper.
The Temptation of -
We also live in a world of
temptation and worldly pleasure. We can purchase
almost anything under the sun and it becomes easier
to ignore God's calling for our lives.
Our society is becoming more
like Sodom and Gomorrah so we need to be careful
not to fall into the trap as Lot did.
Lot's wife held on to the
past and what she left behind by "looking back".
Just as she was turned to a
pillar of salt, we will have no future as long as
we pine over things lost - so let's move forward in
what God is asking us to do.
Love in Christ
If you would like to discover
how to receive the love and life-changing
experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to
John 3:16 and learn
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American Standard Bible
King James Version
Verses and lessons about Lot, the wife
turning to salt, Abraham and Sodom and Gomorrah
are from New American Standard Bible & New King
James Version - Lessons from Life Application Study
Bible: NIV - Passage above credited to Lockman