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09-05-2013, 06:07 AM
When Lot's wife looked back, God turned her into a block of salt! Sure taught her a lesson, didn't he? Was she sorry for having disobeyed? Excuse my sarcasm, please. We aren't saying God couldn't do it--nothing is impossible for Him, but why would a God of Love inflict such a bizarre punishment? And Jesus said "Remember Lot's wife", Lk17:62, confirming He knew what was written. Earlier, in Lk9:62, he had had cautioned: "No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God".

She had turned her head (a physical action), but "looking back" figuratively is something else again. Paul wrote: "Forgetting those things that are past..." Phil 3:13.

We must see her as a precept example of how Christians are to become the salt of the earth and pillars in their community. As the first person in Scripture to 'become salt',she epitomizes not only that we mustn't disobey God, but that He expects us to flavor the earth wherever we go. :sunny:

"Whatsoever things were written aforetime, were written for our learning", according to Romans 15:4. :thumb:

09-05-2013, 07:45 AM
:huhsign: Might even give us insight about contrasting the Salt with Pepper -- a little of each makes for good taste, maybe? Or is this a kind of 'hurry-up' pepper?
2Kings4:35 Then he (Elisha) returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

Also, besides Adam and Eve, could Bob Hope and/or Agatha Christie have been created in God's image too? :eek:

David M
09-06-2013, 04:36 AM
Just a thought.

It is said that there is pillar formation in the area of Sodom and is supposed to be that of Lot's wife. Has anyone got the dimensions for that pillar?

If it is true, then that pillar must have started off at the same height as Lot's wife.

If the pillar is 100% salt, that should be evident from a chemical analysis of the pillar.

Would there have been enough rainfall on that pillar to have washed away the pillar completely so that there are no remains?

If that was so, any pillar-like formation today could not be that of Lot's wife.


09-06-2013, 05:34 AM
Lot's Wife - Genesis 19:26

If you would become a Pillar of Salt,
Repent! Look back, and consider your fault.
Then follow the teachings of Jesus,
believing He's who he said..
Forgetting the things that are past..
Reaching forward to what's ahead.

If you would become a Pillar of Salt,
Your wicked old ways must come to a halt.
Die to that old way of life!
Leave Sodom forever behind!
Get yoked together with Jesus
(Don't look back!)

It's the Way to get straight in your mind! :cool: