Recently I had a chance to hear a sermon on Lot, the nephew of the great friend of God, Abraham. The preacher was pointing out the errors and mistakes of Lot and asked how could he be called righteous and declared that, he, for one, would never call such a man as Lot as righteous. Even the assembly were not happy that Lot was called righteous.
It actually sort of saddened me to hear this in a Christian church. Above everything, it the Spirit of the LORD Who has recorded that Lot was righteous.
“…and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked…”
– 2 Peter 2:7 (NIV)
Yes, there were so many things that were wrong with Lot and for our human eyes, it is impossible to think of him as righteous. But, if the LORD calls someone as righteous, who are we to question Him?
Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. – Romans 8:33
It led me into some meditation about Lot and why was he called righteous. God willing, I will share it with in coming days. But I want to tell one thing here. It made me happy. It made me understand Romans 4:5-8 more and more. It brought me joy. It brought me more peace. May the peace and joy of our LORD be with us all.
Rom 4:5-8 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works: “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered; Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.”
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