I Should Probably Be a Pillar of Salt by Now

Author Jessie Clemence hosted me on her blog last week, and I wanted to share the article with you here.

I love Jessie's writing because she has a distinct and entertaining voice. Which is just an academic way of saying she's genuine, funny, and you feel like you know her by reading her words. Her newest book is geared toward mothers, and it is called I Could Use a Nap and a Million Dollars: Biblical Alternatives to Stressed-Out Living.

You should check it out!

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Anyway here's a snippet of the post I wrote. It's about Lot's wife and our tendency to look back to the things of the world rather than looking forward to our salvation in Christ:

If there’s one thing you don’t want to be known for, it’s probably having the distinction of transforming into a pillar of salt.
When the evil of Sodom and Gomorrah had grown too great for God to suffer any longer, he determined to destroy it. But on Abraham’s behalf he rescued Lot, Abraham’s nephew, from the destruction. The angels who dragged Lot and his family out of the city gave strict instructions not to look back or to stop in their flight from the devastation about to rain down from the heavens.
Nevertheless, Lot’s wife—called Edith in Jewish tradition—turned around to look back like a rubbernecker in traffic. 
Then she became a pillar of salt. 
At first blush, it’s hard to judge Edith for her folly. How awesome must it have been for fire and sulfur to rain from the sky. Even in divine retribution, God’s majesty cannot be ignored. I’m not sure if I would have looked back myself, but I am sure I would have been tempted to witness God’s power on display. 
But when Jesus alluded to Edith, he seemed to imply that she wasn’t looking back out of sheer rubbernecking curiosity.

Click on over to Jessie's site to read the rest: I Should Probably a Pillar of Salt by Now

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