Jesus commanded his disciples to remember Lot’s wife (Luke 17:32).
Join us for midweek Bible study during the month of July as we consider this solemn and sobering command of our Saviour.
We will be meeting and Matt & Stephanie’s home in Cazenovia [map] each Wednesday at 6:00 PM.
The schedule and outlines are below:
07/06 – Remember Her Privileges
Married to a “righteous” man (2 Peter 2:7)
Lived the “separated life” with Abram (Gen. 13)
Enjoyed God’s protection (Gen. 14:1-17)
Entertained angels in her home (Heb. 13:2)
Escorted by the hand of an angel (Gen. 19:16)
Knew God’s will for her life (Gen. 19:17)
Pondering The Lessons
Ties of blood are no guarantee of saving grace
Some covenant privileges are merely external
A day of testing is scheduled for each individual
The chief allegiance of all hearts will be revealed
“Many” will be in for a rude awakening (Matt. 7:22)
Jesus calls us to meditate on this (Luke 17:20-37)
07/13 – Remember Her Progress
She was aroused by the angelic warning
She believed enough to respond
She experienced a true “spiritual touch”
She escaped the doomed city of sin
She ran with the godly for some time
She was almost saved, but not quite (?)
Preparing for the Next Class
Jesus’ explanation: Mark 4:13-20
Paul’s warning: Hebrews 6:4-8
Peter’s conclusion: 2 Peter 2:22
07/20 – Remember Her Apostasy
What is Apostasy?
Hebrews 6:1-9 offers something of a spiritual diagnosis:
1. Lot’s wife experienced true blessings from God
2. She, nevertheless, failed to progress and fell away
What about Election?
1 John 2:19 offers some helpful distinctions (italicized):
“They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.”
What about Assurance?
Hebrews 6 invites us to be confident of better (i.e., salvific) things (vs. 9), but only if we are making steady progress unto perfection (vv. 1-3).
07/27 – Remember Her Perdition
The Nature of Her Judgement
Salt is a symbol of permanent desolation (Deut. 29:23, Judges 9:45, Jeremiah 17:6).
Pillars were public reminders of covenant realities (Joshua 24:26, Judges 9:6, 2 Samuel 18:18).
The Fairness of Her Judgement
She rejected God’s well-meant offer of escape.
Verses 26-28 use different verbs for “look” and the first may connote some “regard.”
“Turning back” is no light matter (Zeph. 1:1-6; Luke 9:62, 17:31; Acts 7:39, Hebrews 10:39).
It is also possible that her mistake was looking upon God during a divine visitation (Exodus 12:22, 33:20).
The Purpose of Her Judgement
To reveal God’s holy righteousness
To warn those who love the world
To deepen humble gratitude in believers