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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Modern Day Sodom

Rules for Rearing Children - 2“But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.” Genesis 13:13



The sins of Sodom have been resurrected in our day. They have always been present on earth since the arrival of sin, lurking down back-alleys and producing their horrors in secretive ways. Now they strut openly and unashamed and demand that endorsement of society at large. Our President has been openly supportive of this perverted life and our society is walking lockstep with him. The Sodom crowd is demanding acceptance. We need to remember that God has never failed to judge a nation that has given in to such demands. Our generation needs to be warned that Sodom's sins will reap Sodom's doom.

Sodom was infested with a moral perversion. Like our culture, Sodom's culture whitewashed sin. A drunk is called an alcoholic. A thief is a kleptomaniac. The person who commits adultery is said to have had an affair. The person who indulges in the vileness of sodomy is said to be gay. This is truly the symptom of a moral perversion. Just like Sodom, we are infected with it.

Within Sodom, there was also a mental pollution of Sodom. You can read about it in Genesis 19:12-38. Lot's family was living in and among Sodom, and they had become infected mentally. This is a major risk to all Christian people living among the moral perversion of our day as well. This mental pollution was seen in the fact that it corroded Lot's faith (Gen. 19:12-26). Lot had lost every conviction he had. His faith had been defiled. Not only that, but the mental pollution had corrupted Lot's family (Gen. 19:27-38). His wife and kids had been victims of the perversions of Sodom. They had befriended it, and intermarried it, and become just as much a part of Sodom as those who were born into it.

Beware Christian, lest you fall into the same condemnation as Lot's family did. Surrender your heart to the Spirit of God and purge anything from your life that gives place to these sins.

Study verses: Genesis 19; Leviticus 18:22; Deuteronomy 23:17; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:11

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Previous devotions

"Keeping What Has Been Committed" - June 13, 2012
"The Pause That Refreshes" - June 6, 2012

"The Sin of Idleness" - May 30, 2012
"Remembered" - May 23, 2012

"Graduating Diamonds" - May 16, 2012
"Mom-Others" - May 9, 2012
True Motherhood - May 2, 2012

What Missions Means to Me - April 25, 2012
The King and the Witch - April 18, 2012

Rules for Rearing Children (Part 4) - April 11, 2012
Rules for Rearing Children (Part 3) - April 4, 2012
Rules for Rearing Children (Part 2) - March 28, 2012
Rules for Rearing Children (Part 1) - March 21, 2012

Gullible Christians - March 14, 2012
Tenacity - March 7, 2012
Above the Storm - February 29, 2012
The Principal Thing - February 22, 2012
The Greatest Valentine - February 15, 2012
He First Loved Us - February 8, 2012
Real Love - February 1, 2012
Pardon Your Enemies - January 25, 2012
Applause - January 18, 2012
Finish! - January 11, 2012
Meeting New Goals - January 4, 2012
Meeting New Goals - December 28, 2011
The Word Made Flesh - December 21, 2011
Sonship - December 14, 2011
Fruit in Old Age - December 7, 2011
Dangers of Multi-tasking - November 30, 2011
Ingratitude - November 22, 2011
"Wash! Wash! Wash!" - November 16, 2011
"The Pastor" - November 9, 2011
"Value of a Name" - November 2, 2011

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Words of Truth - March 28, 2012