THURSDAY, JULY 26
Scripture: Genesis 19:4-7
Genesis 19:4-7 says, “Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.’ So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, and said, ‘Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly!’” Lot became a voice of warning. This passage is important because if we sign on to be a voice of warning, we must understand exactly what it entails. The answer is persecution. When the church is willing to pay the price to be the voice of warning in a culture that is going another direction, then persecution comes to the messenger. In order to salve their consciences, the people have to destroy the messenger. So in Genesis, persecution arose against Lot. If we are going to sign onto this we must understand we will face persecution. But, will God show up? I believe He will. I believe the Judge of all the Earth is about to show up dramatically and probably, in biblical proportions. He may be waiting on us.