So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, “Get up, get out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city!” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking. Gen 19:14
Lot chose the lush Jordan river valley as his place to live when he and his Uncle Abraham parted ways. (See Gen 13:1-13)
That was around fifteen years earlier when he made that choice. He dealt with the people of Sodom. Eventually, he took himself a wife from there and moved into the city.
On the day the angels came, Lot sat at the city gate, an important place for elders.
He had become an upstanding citizen of the city.
Peter says Lot was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds). 2 Peter 2:7-8
When the news came that God would judge and destroy the city, Lot tried to get his family out but his sons-in-law would not budge.
In their eyes, Lot’s lifestyle did not equal the words he spoke and they took it as a joke.
You cannot hold hands with the devil and expect to dance with God. To many, your lifestyle as a Christian, speaks greater volumes than reading the Bible or listening to a preacher.
Lot’s acceptance of the Sodomite life seemed contradictory to his sudden condemnation of it.
You cannot lower yourself to worldly standards and expect the unsaved to see heavenly ways.
Neither can you ignore the world and allow God’s judgment to come upon them.
Lot saw the blessings of God on his uncle and for himself. Lot forgot his lot in life and strayed from the blessing of God to the commerce of the world.
Do not forget your lot in life.
You are an ambassador – a representative of the Lord God on earth.