by Eddie Snipes

We Reap What We Sow
Eddie Snipes
Genesis 19:29-38

As we can see from this opening passage in Genesis, Lot was spared because God remembered Abraham. It wasn't for his own righteousness that he was saved, but because of Abraham's intercession on his behalf. Just before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, we see Lot offering his two daughters to the men of the city in order to protect himself and his home. We can see a pattern of selfishness Lot has shown since the beginning. He was never after God, but was after selfish gain. He rode the coat tails of Abraham until his own possessions became so abundant that he began to fight over water and land for his livestock. When given the choice, Lot took the best land even though the promise was to Abraham. Lot walked by sight and never followed God or believed in God's promises. Because Lot lived by the flesh, everything he produced was of the flesh. Therefore, God never honored Lot or his descendents. Lot's choice of land was Sodom. In this study, I want to examine and compare Lot and Abraham based on what they sowed or invested their lives in. I believe their actions also represent our choice of actions. Each of these men sowed throughout their lives and everything sown was - and still is being reaped today.

See Galatians 6:7-10

The words "whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" is either a blessing or a curse. You and I determine which side we fall on.

Reaping the Curse

Lot sowed in the flesh throughout his entire life. After investing his whole life in things, he saw his inheritance being destroyed inside Sodom. That in itself is a curse. Scripture teaches us that everything in this life is passing away. Sometimes 'things' pass away before we do and we will see all our labors lost. Proverbs 23:5 warns of this by saying, "Why do you set your eyes on that which not? For wealth certainly makes itself wings and flies like an eagle toward the heavens." In spite of the fact that this life is uncertai ...

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