(3) The next lesson which we learn hence is, that no loss of earthly things should make us repent of our obedience to God, but that we should still go on with what we have well begun, with. "It is only a little temper, or a little levity, or a little thoughtlessness, or a little forgetfulness." Procrastination is most perilous.5. OF WHAT USE CAN THE RECOLLECTION BE TO US? The danger of damnation is seen and felt as never before. )A solemn warningBishop Ryle.1. Moore, M. We must flee from the world, or perish with it.I. Elliott. He cries to us, "Remember Lot's wife."2. Being Lot's wife, remember that she had since her marriage shared with Lot in his journeys and adventures and trials. they go far in a profession of religion; they do many things that are right, and are very like the people of God. He that keeps not a house in constant repair will be in danger of having it fall down upon him. "Remember Lot's wife." An unbelieving heart will easily be perverted and enticed into a rebellion against God, and those that cannot trust God will not be true to Him.3. Remember her doom. She left word that she had been, gone, and should not return. Prosperity is perilous. This sermon was preached on October 21, 2012. "Despatch is the soul of business." He wishes us to resemble Him. They are weary of the wilderness and the manna, and would fain return to Egypt, if they could. Saying Wow Will Change Your Life - Luke 17:32 - Edwards; Home; January 10, 2020 Sermons; Saying Wow Will Change Your Life - Luke 17:32 - Edwards ; Saying Wow Will Change Your Life - Luke 17:32 - Edwards. Such is the story of Sodom and Lot's wife.1. In looking back I often feel that I would give worlds if I could be placed where I was when I was twenty years old. Luke 17:32–35 17:32 Remember Lot’s wife! Sacrifice everything. "Despatch is the soul of business." "Remember Lot's wife" as an example of the possibility of falling from the most hopeful spiritual condition. Her life had been one of marked and distinguishing mercies. Elliott. For here a woman is turned into a pillar of salt. That look was a little thing, but it told of proud unbelief in Lot’s wife. Hidden worldliness, or covetousness, or lust, sticks to them like their skin. out looking back. LET US DRAW NEAR AND READ THE INSCRIPTION ON THIS MONUMENT.1. Perdition is indeed perdition, come as it may, and there is no need of fathoming the various depths of an abyss, of what is bottomless. Thus, we cannot fail to see in it a low and debased degree of earthly-mindedness, a heart fixed and bent on getting its worldly stuff — ready to incur difficulty for it, danger for it — ay, and the anger of God for it. In short, to be an open and bold sinner in some respects is worse than to be a close and private sinner, because of the dishonour done to God, and the scandal to others, and the impudence of the sinner himself; but in other respects secret sins have their aggravations. Moore, M. A.I. More in Pentecost 2020. Let us beware. "Come away," said the elder, "don't run any risk." Having got so far as lingering and doubting, her next movement was a direct act of rebellion — she turned her head: she was bidden not to look, but she dared to look. He does not bid us remember Abraham, or Isaac, or Jacob, or Sarah, or Hannah, or Ruth. See Genesis 19:26. Remember Lot's wife, when any question of duty is pressed upon you. "Escape for thy life" — life spiritual, life temporal, life eternal — lose one and you lose all; and you may lose all by becoming weary and faint in the running.(D. A preferring her own will before the will of God. Let us not be high-minded, but fear. A preferring her own will before the will of God. )Lot's wifeJ. Faith is a look at Christ, but faith is a not looking at the things which are behind. It is no matter for delay. are we stronger than He?" Had she not hesitated, she had not been destroyed. And Saul’s sparing of Agag and the spoil, might be called a merciful and commendable deviation from the commission given him; but it was declared to be rebellion against God, and as criminal in his estimation as witchcraft or idolatry [Note: 1 Samuel 15:22-23.]. This seemeth to be no great fault; but it teaches us that little faults in appearance many times meet with a great judgment. If this story of Lot’s wife be true, and do indeed live in our memory, then here you may see what an evil thing it is to look back upon that which God hath delivered us from. 4. "No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God" (Luke 9:62).From the whole —1. She did not truly believe, there was no real faith in her heart, and therefore she disobeyed the law of her safety and turned her face towards Sodom.3. Disobedience develops into the deadly fruit of death.(G. "Remember Lot's wife" as an example of the possibility of falling from the most hopeful spiritual condition. Alas, many are! Elliott.Over sand-bars and hidden rocks in the sea are sometimes placed buoy-bells, which are rung by the action of the waves. )Remember Lot's wifeT. She saw the bright dawning and everything lit up with it, and it came across her mind--“It cannot be true, the city is not being destroyed. Moore, M. A.I. Gain and godliness are frequently divorced.II. "Just let me finish this sketch," replied the other, an English young lady. Procrastination is most perilous.5. His power is the same, so is His justice and holiness.3. Remember her surroundings. But there is always some darling evil habit, which they cannot tear from their heart. Now, to disobey God in so small a matter was in her great ingratitude. This particular judgment is monumental, and so intended for a pattern and spectacle to after ages; and it is also here recommended by the Lord Himself — "Remember Lot's wife." When Lot separated from Abraham and went to live at Sodom, we read nothing of his having a wife or children; this is one reason for conjecturing that he married after he came to live at Sodom. Sacrifice everything. She looked back with regret at the valuable possessions that were being abandoned. )Do not run any riskOn the coast of Normandy, where Mont St. Michael stands, the sea goes out about five miles, and comes in like a race-horse. Luke 17.21-37 AUDIO The Blessed Hope of Christ’s Appearing Luke 17:21-37 Introduction Last week we looked at verses 20 and 21 to discover Jesus’ answer to the Pharisees’ question of when the Kingdom of God would occur. You will be judged according to the going of your heart. It was shameful; for she is made a public and lasting monument of shame to herself, but of instruction to us.I must show how profitable it is for us to meditate on this instance, even for all those who are called from wrath to a state of rest and glory.1. 1909-1922. Sermon series from Sam Orr at Redeemer Church Edinburgh. "No hurry " is Satan's masterpiece. "Just let me finish this sketch," replied the other, an English young lady. 4. The Incarnate One says, "Follow Me." Remember that though she went some way towards escape SHE DID ACTUALLY PERISH THROUGH SIN.1. Because God is just, there will be indicators and warnings. It is a solemn warning, when we think of the persons to whom it was first given. "Remember Lot's wife," and recollect THAT SHE WENT SOME WAY TOWARDS BEING SAVED.III. Men need besides, the grace of the Holy Ghost.II. R. Stevenson.I. '"(Bishop Ryle. See on Genesis 19:26. "Just let me finish this sketch," replied the other, an English young lady. Elliott. 4. Alas, many are! With gratitude for our own preservation though we have acted a similar, nay, a more guilty part. (1 Corinthians 10:22).(iii.) Oh I think what it is to despise the mercy of Christ, who came from heaven to deliver us; and shall it be slighted?II. (4)We have looked back and turned back, although we had her example of warning before our eyes.2. (3) The next lesson which we learn hence is, that no loss of earthly things should make us repent of our obedience to God, but that we should still go on with what we have well begun, with. He speaks as if we were all in danger of forgetting the subject; He stirs up our lazy memories; He bids us keep the case before our minds. She left word that she had been, gone, and should not return. "(2) Are you lukewarm, and cold in your Christianity? Remember her surroundings. She saw the bright dawning and everything lit up with it, and it came across her mind — "It cannot be true, the city is not being destroyed. )The doom of the lingererD. and shall I never enter, never see thee again? Stevenson. They try to serve two masters: they labour to keep friends both with God and mammon. Therefore we should not tempt and presume upon His patience. Spurgeon. WHAT ARE WE TO REMEMBER ABOUT LOT’S WIFE? In the case of offences against the principle or spirit of a law, a treacherous and facile conscience will raise a cavil, and even make for itself excuse to the conscience, as not able to do this, when command takes the form of "Do this" or "Refrain from that." In the present instance, it does not seem an impossible thing that judgment upon Lot's wife should have been brought about by natural causes; in other words, that in consequence of her standing still too long, she might get covered with the sulphureous matter which was being rained from heaven, and this, congealing and encrusting upon her person, would make her appear as a pillar of salt. This seemeth to be no great fault; but it teaches us that little faults in appearance many times meet with a great judgment. She was united in the closest possible bonds to one who, with all his faults, was a righteous man; and yet she perished. Only this God required at his hands, that he and his family should make haste and begone. But here I am, an old man. That it concerneth such not only to consider the mercies of God, but also now and then the examples of His justice, that "we may serve Him with fear, and rejoice with trembling" (Psalm 2:11). "Commentary on Luke 17:32". they go far in a profession of religion; they do many things that are right, and are very like the people of God. That look was a little thing, but it revealed the true character of Lot's wife. 1865-1868. 5. Hist. But, though almost saved, she perished after all. To parley, to hesitate, to cast a look at the proffered bait, is all but certain ruin.3. Sacrifice everything. But then the law came and thundered in his conscience and his sin became real to him, and he "died" under the weight of it. Their course is marked by fertility on either side. She saw the bright dawning and everything lit up with it, and it came across her mind — "It cannot be true, the city is not being destroyed. Resisting Satan Luke 4:1-13. Up its sides men and women were climbing to reach the top; but every one who looked back was turned into stone. Disobedience develops into the deadly fruit of death.(G. Their course is marked by fertility on either side. They hold the great essential doctrines of the gospel. Let us watch and be sober.III. "Up! Alas, many are! It is no matter for delay. "It is only a little temper, or a little levity, or a little thoughtlessness, or a little forgetfulness." The mere possession of religious privileges will save no one's soul. )A solemn warningBishop Ryle.1. xxv., No. The testimony of later Christian travellers as to the identity of the scene we should have to receive with more caution. Her Majesty was there to the moment. An artist once requested that he might be allowed to take the Queen's likeness. Therefore think of and seriously consider that small sins are the mother of great sins, and the grandmother of great punishments. When God speaks plainly by His Word, or by His messengers, man's duty is clear.3. He that keeps not a house in constant repair will be in danger of having it fall down upon him. In the present instance, it does not seem an impossible thing that judgment upon Lot's wife should have been brought about by natural causes; in other words, that in consequence of her standing still too long, she might get covered with the sulphureous matter which was being rained from heaven, and this, congealing and encrusting upon her person, would make her appear as a pillar of salt. She left word that she had been, gone, and should not return. So God has set great danger-signals in the sea of time. How confidently should we have argued of her state; how confidently might she have argued of her own, when, of four persons to be saved out of those vast populations, she was chosen as one.3. And the main of all is this. "Despatch is the soul of business." The Incarnate One says, "Follow Me." R. Thus many times judgment overtaketh the wicked in the very instant of their sin; and God will give the sinner no time. There was ingratitude for her deliverance from that dreadful and terrible burning which God was bringing upon the place of her abode. That look was a little thing, but it revealed the true character of Lot's wife. Elliott. The story of them was handed down from father to son with a jealous reverence; so that it is not unlikely that among our Lord's hearers were men who, in common with Josephus, had visited this heaven-blighted spot, and on whose minds these words would tell with solemn force — "Remember Lot's wife."(D. H. But although worldly-minded herself, her husband was a religious person, and she had many opportunities of redeeming her character and turning to the Lord. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Remember her warning. Remember her doom. It is the almost universal sin. The apostle tells us (2 Peter 2:20, 211.4. )A woman to be rememberedBishop Ryle.I. Sometimes God is quick and severe upon sinners, surprising them in the very act of their sin; as Lot's wife was presently turned into a pillar of salt. There was ingratitude for her deliverance from that dreadful and terrible burning which God was bringing upon the place of her abode. What a lovely morning I Why are we thus running away from house, and goods, and friends, and everything else on such a bright, clear morning as this?" When he came he found, instead of the royal lady, her message. They are willing to see all their idols broken, but this one. It is a solemn warning, when we consider the subject Jesus is upon. They who will not, as "vessels of mercy," glorify His wisdom and His goodness, must and will "show His wrath and make His power known," as "vessels of wrath fitted to destruction." The only safety is in precipitate flight. The first sin that she committed was that she lingered behind.2. Remember that HER DOOM WAS TERRIBLE.1. There was ingratitude for her deliverance from that dreadful and terrible burning which God was bringing upon the place of her abode. OF HER JUDGMENT--she was turned into a pillar of salt. As many I might give you in a way of caution, but to instance only in one. Elliott.Over sand-bars and hidden rocks in the sea are sometimes placed buoy-bells, which are rung by the action of the waves. The world is the great clog upon the wheels of piety.III. What could be more awful?1. God in the midst of judgment doth remember mercy; in the midst of mercy He remembers judgment. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. In the present instance, it does not seem an impossible thing that judgment upon Lot's wife should have been brought about by natural causes; in other words, that in consequence of her standing still too long, she might get covered with the sulphureous matter which was being rained from heaven, and this, congealing and encrusting upon her person, would make her appear as a pillar of salt. "(5) Are you trifling with little sins? 1. “Remember Lot’s wife” as an example of the possibility of falling from the most hopeful spiritual condition. So God has set great danger-signals in the sea of time. November 1, 2020. References: Luke 17:32.—Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. With gratitude for our own preservation though we have acted a similar, nay, a more guilty part. "Up! An artist once requested that he might be allowed to take the Queen's likeness. "Remember Lot's wife" as an example of the possibility of falling from the most hopeful spiritual condition. Strange sins bring on strange punishment. Remember her delay. (2)His earthly ties and interests are stronger than those which pertain to heavenly things. He does not merely say, Beware of following — take heed of imitating — do not be like Lot's wife/' He uses a different word: He says, "Remember." Affectation of worldly things draweth us from ready obedience unto God (Philippians 3:8).4. Elliott.Over sand-bars and hidden rocks in the sea are sometimes placed buoy-bells, which are rung by the action of the waves. And this was the crowning point of her sin.III. Up its sides men and women were climbing to reach the top; but every one who looked back was turned into stone. That not only modern and present, but ancient and old judgments are of great use to us, especially when like sins abound in the age we live in, or we are in danger of them as to our own practice. Remember Lot's wife, amid the assaults of unbelief.5. 1x. Here is also a contempt of the rewards of obedience, as in all sin (Hebrews 12:15, 16).(iv.) 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