Luke 17:32 Lifeless, Bitter, Useless

Luke 17:32 (KJV)
Remember Lot’s wife.

What we are most likely to remember is that Lot’s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt.

  • No looking back on God’s call upon our lives
  • No looking back at the loss of the things of the world
  • No looking back to the life that used to be but isn’t anymore

The context has to do with the coming of the Lord.  Jesus said of that hour, Luke 17:32 (KJV)
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

It’s not so much you must die to self to be saved but that we die to self in order to look up to the Lord. The Christian cannot afford an affection for the world.

  • A house
  • A position
  • An income
  • Even family

these must never cause our eyes to turn away from Christ.

I do not believe a born again Christian (there is no other kind) can ever lose their salvation. I have, however, witnessed several turn into a lifeless pillar of bitterness and spiritual uselessness because they would not let go of the past.

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Luke 17:32 Lifeless, Bitter, Useless

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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