The angels questioned Lot. “Do you have any other relatives here in the city?” they asked. “Get them out of this place—your sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone else. For we are about to destroy this city completely. The outcry against this place is so great it has reached the Lord, and he has sent us to destroy it…” When Lot still hesitated, the angels seized his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters and rushed them to safety outside the city, for the Lord was merciful.
“…the angels seized his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters and rushed them to safety outside the city….”
This brings to my mind, “once saved, always saved.” Right now Lot seems like the most stupid of men doesn’t he? Does he hesitate because of the need to act immediately without time to reason and prepare OR is he questioning if the message is really from God? Either of those options lead to the same conclusion. Lot is unsure of who he’s to follow. Not Godless (maybe) but not Godly either!
However God is not unsure about Lot. It’s hard to fathom why, but God has committed himself to Lot and He will not hesitate to act to save him, and his family. And therein lies the seed of forever. We think we have chosen God, but remember I John 4:19? We love because he first loved us. We think we have committed ourselves fully but our choice is limited by the truth we now have. God says “So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.” 2 Peter 1:12
Here’s the Good News. God ‘s heart is not limited by the truth you now have. He has all truth. When your heart spoke those words of your personal commitment, God chose to accept the Christ in you and your words, without reservation, totally and completely…forever. His intention is for YOUR forever, even if he has to “seize” your hand and drag you to safety. It’s a sure thing.