Genesis 19:26 KJV “But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.”
I saw a mention in a fellow blogger’s post the other day about “Running for your Life” and it was talking about Lot and his wife I do believe.
I made a comment there, and I figured I would make a post about the same.
You know for a while I could never quite understand why Lot’s wife was changed into a pillar of salt. I started to think about what these words mean.
A pillar is a thing of strength, specifically our own strength, and self righteousness. Salt is a preservative. We are called to be salt and light. We are called to walk forward into the Light. We are to be kept by GOD’s HOLY SPIRIT, and be preserved by HIM. We cannot strengthen ourselves, or rely on our own strength. JESUS is our pillar, our TOWER of strength and LIGHT. Anything else IS self righteousness or will lead us down that path.
When Lot’s wife turned she was looking back to shadow, not to light. Looking back to the old, and not to the NEW. The danger is that when you look back to the old, you could be preserved in that shadow. She became salt of her own strength, of her old life. Turning away from the protective care and LIGHT that was being provided, even the SALVATION of JESUS, she became preserved in her own self righteousness.
How often do we turn away, and think we can do this life on our own? The shadow makes us cold salt, preserves us in bondage. We are unable to move forward. We become stiff and hard hearted, living a life that JESUS does not want for us.
We are meant to be preserved in LIGHT, mobile, in the SPIRIT, always moving upward with the faith of JESUS. We are meant to trust HIM fully, and all that HIS Salvation provides.
Don’t look back. Trust in what JESUS has ahead for YOU.
Luke 9:62 KJV “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
All Glory and Honour is Yours Almighty Father through Your SON, JESUS CHRIST!
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