Two of the saddest words one can meet in life are the words “If only!” And there is no life that deserves those words in the Bible more than the life of Lot. Today’s devotional will explain and exhort us to persevere in the right way. May it help you avoid the words, “If only.” God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Genesis 13:10-13 (ESV)
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11 So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley, and Lot journeyed east. Thus they separated from each other. 12 Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled among the cities of the valley and moved his tent as far as Sodom. 13 Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the Lord.
“Had Lot just held on as he began; had he kept close to Abraham,…Lot would have lived a pure and a happy life; he would have escaped many sorrows, and, instead of being scarcely saved; saved indeed, but saved with the fire and brimstone of Sodom and Gomorrah smoldering in his skirts; he would have gone down to a truly patriarchal grave, an elder of a good report and a father of a blameless name.” [Alexander Whyte, Bible Characters I, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, n.d.), p. 81-82]