In Sin and Error Pining – God: Savior
Part 3 of 5
a. We need to stop loving the world. In this section, we see that God is the savior of Lot. God takes the initiative here. Lot’s heard what is going to happen. He knows he is to leave the city and yet morning has come and Lot is still at home. The angels tell him again to run but yet he lingers. So the angels grab Lot, his wife, and two daughters and drag them from the city. He is not like his uncle Lot who left behind everything to sojourn in the land of Canaan. Even impending doom is not enough to move Lot from Sodom. His heart is in the wrong place. Even on the way out, he complains about having to run to the hills. He says that he won’t make it and that he will be overcome by the disaster. He begs to be able to flee to Zoar because it’s a little city. As if the size of Sodom and Gomorrah made them more guilty or something, who knows? Lot’s love for the world is more than his love for God and it’s on full display. But God has chosen to save Lot and is now dragging him to safety.
b. We need God to drag us to safety. The idea of God dragging people to safety should remind us of what Jesus says in John chapter 8. Lot is a picture of how all people are saved. Jesus said, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.” The way some people talk you would think that the Father is wringing his hands in heaven just trying to bait some people to come to him. The word draws could be translated as drags. In Acts 21:30 when all the people from the city rushed together and laid ahold of Paul and they wanted to kill him do you imagine them saying, “Come on out Paul. Please. We’ll give you whatever you want just come out of the temple.” No, they grabbed him and dragged him. Same word as in John chapter 8. It is the same for all of us who come to the Father. We are dragged by him. We are Lot.