The Battle to Go Forward

Scripture Passage: 
Genesis 19:1-16
Attached audio files: 
  1. Reasons For Looking Back 
    1. Lot’s Childhood
      1. Loss of Family
        1. Father first- Haran (Genesis 11:28)
        2. Grandfather next- Terah (Genesis 11:32)
      2. Land Traveled
        1. Ur to Haran (Genesis 11:31)
        2. Haran to Canaan (Genesis 12:5)
        3. Canaan to Egypt and back (Genesis 12:10; 13:1)
    2. Leaving Family
      1. Sons (Genesis 19:12)
      2. Daughters in his house (Genesis 19:8)
      3. Daughters that were married (Genesis 19:14)
      4. Sons In Law (Genesis 19:14)
    3. Leaving Stability (A position of authority and judgment)
      1. Position (Genesis 19:1)
      2. Economy (Luke 17:28; Ezekiel 16:49)
    4. Leaving Comfort
      1. Home - It seems that Lot was no longer living out of the tent, but that he had a house
      2. Garden - More than likely Lot and his family had some sort of garden to aid in their food supply
      3. Friends and Neighbors - When Lot came out of the door to address the men, he called them brethren
    5. Leaving Attraction - Apparently the place where they lived was a beautiful place. (Genesis 13:10
  2. Reasons For Not Looking Back 
    1. God’s word (Genesis 19:17)
    2. God’s plan (Genesis 19:22)
    3. God’s judgment (Genesis 19:12-13
  3. Results of Looking Back 
    1. Judgment (Genesis 19:26)
    2. More Sin (Genesis 19:31-36)
Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 31:9

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.