Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Wednesday, August 26, 2020


Text: “And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life;  look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain;  escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.” – Genesis 19:17.

Comment: When the Almighty God sent his angels to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot and his family had the grace to be found righteous in the midst of a perverse and ungodly people. God through his angels asked Lot and his family to “escape to the mountain” for safety and protection. Unfortunately, Lot’s wife looked back contrary to the instruction given to them as stated in the text for today, and she became a pillar of salt. – Genesis 19:17, 26.

The “mountain” to which they were asked to flee to symbolizes God organization where God will give peace and safety to His faithful worshippers and thereafter, grant them eternal life in His Kingdom when it is fully established by His grace. See Isaiah 2:2-4; Matthew 24:16.   

Apostle Peter state that God delivered “just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)” (2 Peter 2:6-8). Let us, therefore, pray God to help us to serve Him in truth and righteousness in His Holy organization steadfastly till the end by His grace. St. Paul said: “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” – Philippians 2:15.

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