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Sodom and Gomorrah (15 of 32)
OPENING ILLUSTRATION; Two hunters in the field noticed an unusual sight with an American eagle struggling. The men surmised what had happened was that the great bird flying overhead, looked down below, saw the weasel, wanted it for its prey, flew down and with its sharp talons, began to fly off with the wings clutching that weasel to its body. The weasel didn't want to be caught. A weasel has very sharp teeth. So it began to chew the feathers and flesh of that bird, that it lost so much blood that it plummeted to the earth and died. When I read that story, I thought, isn't that interesting, the eagle got what he wanted and when he did, it killed him in the process.
I think that is a parable that speaks of our ancient brother Lot, and sadly I think that is a parable that sums up the lives of some of you.
• Some of you, if you get what you're after, it may kill you.
• It may kill your marriage.
• It may kill your relationship with your children
• It may rob you of any influence you have for Christ.
TODAY I AM CALLING YOU TO CHANGE - I'm calling you to deal with that thing that is ultimately going to cost you more than you want to pay.
CONTEXT: Remember back in Gen. 13-14 we saw that a conflict had developed between Abraham and Lot's herdsmen. The solution - Lot was to choose a new direction to take his people and Abraham would go the opposite direction. Lot surveyed the land and cast his tents toward the well watered plains of Sodom.
That's interesting - Sodom was a prosperous land. Ezekiel 16:49 (NAS) 49 "Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.
So the prevalence of sexual immorality in Sodom was a fruit of a deeper sin that grew in her abundant well watered plains. BTW, That is the nature of sexual sin, it has greed at it's root. You want something that is ...
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