Lot, Abraham’s nephew, lived near the worldly influences of Sodom and Gomorrah. Over the course of time we can see that the friendships he made with the people from those cities took a drastic toll on his life and his family. If Lot could have seen the end of his life before he made his choices I am sure he would have made different choices.
God’s Object Lesson – 2 Peter 2:6 “turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly”
1. God brought about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah that they might serve as warning signs to all future generations. In this case He produced an abiding memorial for all succeeding generations to recall as the divinely ordained "reaping" to all who would dare sow such flagrant ungodly behavior.
2. Galatians 6:7 – “Be not deceived God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.”
The Impact on Lot – 2 Peter 2:7-8 “And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)”
1. He compromised to be accepted.
Their evil lives continued to be a burdensome weight upon Lot personally. He saw evil and he heard evil over and over. Their lives wore Lot down as his own conscience and soul rebelled against the filth that he continually witnessed around him.
It is amazing (and to some extent encouraging) that Lot had not allowed his conscience to become so dulled that he was no longer pained by what he witnessed yet he did not have the courage to speak up.1 Corinthians 15:33 “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”
2. He departed from Abraham full, but left Sodom empty with a conscience dulled by sin. Genesis 13:5-6.Genesis 19:15-17.