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Topic: Breaking the Rules (08/16/04)
TITLE: But what about...?
By gillian liversedge
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But what about Mrs. Lot? Living in an ungodly city, she had had a difficult night! First, some strangers appeared at the city gate. Her husband gave them shelter, but he really should have known better. Before long, a crowd had gathered outside. “Send out the men,” they called, “We want to have sex with them.” Her husband had replied
“You can’t have them, but you can have my virgin daughters instead if you like!” Mrs. Lot. couldn’t believe it! He was offering her precious daughters! Happily, the strangers themselves intervened, and they all stayed safe that night.
Well, to cut a long story short, the night ended with Lot, Mrs. Lot, and their two daughters being whisked out of the city and told to flee for their lives. The girls’ future husbands thought it all a joke, and stayed behind. They strangers told them to go quickly, and not to look back. That was the only rule!
Well, we all know what happened to Mrs. Lot. She ended up providing salt lick for the local livestock! She broke the rules, and look what happened to her!
I know, I know. I can hear you! She lived in the old covenant. Things were different then. We live by grace. I know.
But what about Ananias and Sapphira….?
(Authors note: please understand that I am fully aware that we are saved totally by the grace of God in sending Jesus. I ask the question because it perplexes me, not because I doubt in any way the saving grace of Jesus.)