Protecting our Children from the culture undertow – The Dangers of Compromises
The story of Lot took a new perspective as I read through Abraham by Chuck Swindol.
The story of Lot warns us what can happen when we get cozy with culture and forget what’s important.It shows how over a period of time small small compromises lead to huge pitfalls..
Do we say its okay so and so’s families does it, so its no big deal.
Do we say its just a small thing, doesn’t matter much.how could one small thing hurt us anyway.
Its just a one time thing,its not like we do it often.
Compromises are just the tip of the iceberg of bigger sins.
Here are some lessons for Genesis 19 .The story of Lot:
1.Lot was successful man in terms of the world,with wealth,power and materials.
He lived in Sodom which was run over by immoral ways.
He did nothing to protect his family from the influence.He did nothing to move them away from the harmful culture.That in turn made him lose his sense of reasoning.
Lot’s materialism made him forget his priorities. Although he was a important man in Sodom.he was a poor father when he didn’t protect his daughter’s virtue and was willing to sacrifice them for a couple of strangers.
This family were so busy thinking about their comforts to worry about the spiritual decline that surrounded them.
Gen 19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
2.Even at the face of death the enticement of Sodom held a higher place than his own life.
He was blinded by the power and riches,that he lost sense of reason.At the brink of destruction he was not ready to pick up his heels and run,he was LOST and was trying to make bargains.He had to be literally kicked out, to save his own skin.
15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
3.Making his children to live in the midst of immorality ,he was much to be blamed for their immoral ways.And the incestuous way they behaved with their own father.
4.His need for comfort of life eventually made him failure as a spouse a parent .eventually losing his place in the bible.Chapter 19 is the last we hear of Lot.It led to the Father losing leadership,the Mothers death,the Children to fall from morality.
Lot’s Story warns all Christians to be wary and not think that they are immune to the influences of culture and what surrounds us.
Beware of compromising in life. Decisions that affect the family are things that are incompromisable.