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The book of Genesis reveals the devastating consequences of unchecked sin and the desperate need for God’s mercy. From the shocking depravity of Sodom and Gomorrah to Lot’s disturbing choices, these ancient stories hold up a mirror to the brokenness of our world today. Yet amidst the darkness, a glimmer of hope emerges – the unfailing mercy of God, ready to take us by the hand and lead us out of destruction.

As we grapple with heavy realities of sexual immorality, pride, and injustice, both then and now, an urgent question confronts us: will we linger in sin or allow God to rescue us?

  1. Hospitality and generosity are highly valued by God, not minor issues. 
  2. Sin is contagious and pervasive, making it very difficult to remove its influence.
  3. God’s mercy is what enables us to turn from sin and be rescued from judgment.

The stark portrait of sin’s consequences in Sodom and Gomorrah, and even in “righteous” Lot’s life, leaves us with a clear warning and a profound hope. We cannot escape the far-reaching tentacles of sin on our own – we must humbly allow God and His people to take us by the hand and lead us out.

Turning from destructive ways is not optional, but absolutely necessary. Yet no matter how far we have fallen, God’s extraordinary mercy is ready to rescue us and set us free. Will we linger in sin, or will we reach out and take hold of the merciful hand extended to us?


Genesis 18, Genesis 19

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