Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Sin of Sodom

Many think of sexual immorality and fornication when Sodom is mentioned, however few realize that it was manifested because of God's judgement of a city that lived selfishly and arrogantly and served idols rather than God.

1. Importance of having love and concern for the poor and needy

Ezekiel 16:49
"Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy."

2. God gave them up...

Romans 1:26
because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;

3. The cup of mercy runs out and God's final judgement comes

Genesis 19:24-26
Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. But Lot's wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

Let us examine our own lives therefore to see if we are serving God or money and having compassion and love for our neighbors.