Then the angels said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here: a son-in-law, your sons and daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of this place, for we are about to destroy this place because the outcry against its people is so great before the Lord, that the Lord has sent us to destroy it.” Genesis 19:12-13 HCSB
There was an old television show called “Lost in Space”. It told a story of the Robinson family who were lost in space after their spaceship crashed. Each week they would encounter a different alien or problem. One of the famous sayings that came from the robot was, “Warning, Warning Will Robinson”. He was warning the young man of some impending danger.
The two angels had been sent by God to warn Lot and his family that destruction was coming. Obviously, there were not 10 righteous people in Sodom or God would have saved the city. Archaeologist say that there is evidence that there was an advanced city that was suddenly destroyed. It is believed that the city lies beneath the southern portion of the Dead Sea. Ironically, Lot’s wife turned to salt when she looked back at the city and there is no life in the Dead Sea as a result of its high concentration of salt.
Challenge: Know that God hates sins and will only tolerate it for a period of time before He brings judgment and destruction to the city and its inhabitants. Listen to the warnings of the Holy Spirit in your life; He will guide you and give you direction.