In the previous post, we saw that God will not destroy the righteous with the wicked. In this post we will explore two righteous men mentioned by Christ and how they escaped the destruction.
Christ gave us enough warning about His second coming. He showed us two distinct events so that we can be prepared in advance. Both Noah and Lot were called righteous, yet Noah saved his household and lost nothing since he prepared in advance while Lot lost everything since he waited until the last moment. How much are you prepared for His second coming?
Noah vs Lot
|World involved in unnatural union of sons of God and daughters of men|
Gen 6:3-4 And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he [is] indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years. There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore [children] to them. Those [were] the mighty men who [were] of old, men of renown.
|City involved in unnatural union of men with men|
Gen 19:5 And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them [carnally.]”
|Noah found Grace in the sight of God|
Gen 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
|Lot saved for the sake of Abraham|
Gen 19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt.
|God directly gives escape plan well in advance|
Gen 6:14 “Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.
|The angels had to take him out of destruction at the last minute|
Gen 19:12-13 Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city–take [them] out of this place! For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of the LORD, and the LORD has sent us to destroy it.”
|Noah obeyed God in everything|
Gen 7:5 And Noah did according to all that the LORD commanded him.
|Lot lingers, even want to dwell in a city which God wants to destroy|
Gen 19:16,21 And while he lingered, the men took hold of his hand, his wife’s hand, and the hands of his two daughters, the LORD being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city. … And he said to him, “See, I have favored you concerning this thing also, in that I will not overthrow this city for which you have spoken.
|Noah’s investment floated when world was sinking|
Gen 7:18 The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters.
|Lot lost everything, even his wife became a pillar of salt|
Gen 19:16 And while he lingered, the men took hold of his hand, his wife’s hand, and the hands of his two daughters, the LORD being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city.
|Noah gathered and stored food even for animals|
Gen 6:21 “And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather [it] to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them.”
| Lot ready to give his own daughters as food for the lust of wicked men |
Gen 19:8 “See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.”
| Noah walked with God|
Gen 6:9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.
|Lot dwelt among Sodomites|
Gen 14:12 They also took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
Noah not only built the ark and stored food but also saved his household and the animal species. Lot on the other hand, lingered, did nothing, lost everything even his own wife.
The angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.Jude 1:6-7
We are living in the last days as we can see the abundance of homosexuality which is called as an abomination in Scriptures is everywhere and the push to accept it as normal is overwhelming in the society. God is calling all the righteous to prepare for His second coming. Are we putting our effort in building the ark that will save us from the coming destruction and storing our food for eternal life?