And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city. Genesis 19:16
Each time I read this verse I marvel at the love of God. Lot was told to get out of the city. He had lived there for many years therefore he knew how evil it was. Sin had a great hold on Lot. The hold was so great that the Lord sent angels not only to warn but, to physically pull him out of the city of Sodom.
We need to be careful since we are not immune to sin. Sin always takes you farther than you want to go. The only way not to get deeply involved with sin is to stay completely away from it.
God is merciful to us. Everyday God goes into the slime pit of sin and literally pulls sinners out. God does not want any to perish.
It is extremely hard to stay away from sin, in our own strength, but we have the strength of God and His Word on our side. As you start your day ask God for strength and claim Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Have a blessed day,
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