• Genesis 13:8-13; 19:1-13, 24-25 – Lot and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

God’s punishment (Genesis 19:24)

They were guilty of sin.

  • Genesis 18:20-22
  • God sees sin occurring on earth. He will not fail to punish that sin.

Sodom and Gomorrah became a legacy.

  • Deuteronomy 29:23-24
  • Jeremiah 23:14 – Centuries later, Sodom and Gomorrah were still remembered.
  • Jude 1:5-7 – The story was well known even into New Testament times!

We need to understand that God punishes!

  • Mark 9:43-48 – Jesus the loving savior warned about hell.
  • Luke 12:4-5

God’s compassion

Even in this sad and tragic story, we see God’s compassion.

  • Genesis 18:23-33 – God was willing to stay the destruction for the sake of ten righteous people, but even that number could not be found in Sodom and Gomorrah!
  • Genesis 19:14-23
  • II Peter 2:4-10 – God knew how to rescue Lot, and He knows how to save us, too!

We need to accept God’s compassionate offer!

  • Genesis 19:17, 26 – Remember Lot’s wife. Don’t look back!
  • Luke 17:32
  • Luke 9:61
  • Let’s put sin behind us and leave it there!