Genesis and Sodom Genesis 19:26) But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt looked back - What caused her to look back? Weakness and curiosity, she was not focused on her destination, but instead wanted to look back behind her. In our lives we cannot allow weakness to take hold of us. Even a bit of curiosity is hurtful, when it is applied to the wrong things can have disastrous results. Lot’s wife looked back for only a second and it cost her her life. In life if we want to reach the finish and overcome, we can not look back nor turn toward evil on ether side of us. Proverbs 4:27)turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil)), yet how many people don’t heed this warning, looking back to the ways of worldliness, sin, and lust which will only hinder us, if not stop us altogether. We need to break free from the “bondage of sin” that infest this world. It is part of the same world that is going to be destroyed, like Sodom and Gomorrah. What hope does one have if they still are entangled, trapped, and snared by sin? Yes, God is forgiving and merciful but that is not a license to sin. People have forgotten that God is a consuming fire, whose wrath comes upon the children of disobedience. Having our mind focused, being distracting on the past, wanting to look back and turn back will be a stumbling block, and sin is it. When someone looks back anywhere and chooses to sin or go back to sin, what is that saying? Lot’s wife couldn’t help but look back, but Lot on the other hand did not look back, but just kept running straight, fleeing from Sodom. Sodom was a place of corruption, so why by any means look back to destruction. This is what people are doing each and every time they turn to sin, submitting to it. Looking back and are petrified, stiff, and dead in sin, unable to move like Lot’s wife. Even a little glance or turning back to the sinful nature is harmful. The cost are real and the stakes are high, except the wage is your soul and sin is the death of it. “The soul that sinneth, it shall die”, “what doth it profit a man if he gain the whole world, and yet he receive him not whom God hath ordained, and he lose his own soul, and he himself be a castaway?” Submitting to sin is like casting away your soul for a cheap thrill, temporal substance which will not last long, but only a short time and past away. My people, my fellow Christians, we must run for eternal substance, that which is pure, striding against sin and all appearance of iniquity. “thou hatest all workers of iniquity”, this is what God’s word says, again, “God is angry with the wicked every day”, again, “but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth”. God’s love is shown to only those who obey, and turn from the ways of sinfulness. People saying God’s love is unconditional, they are lying and fooling their selves, and if they pass it on, are fooling others as well. 2 Timothy 3:13) But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.)) Many shall be deceived and those deceived shall deceive others. “And shall begin to smite his fellow servants”, this is what many are doing teaching doctrinal errors, like leniency on the avoidance of sin in one’s life or teach that one can be saved by saying I believe, but don’t realize that this only qualifies that person to potentially be a child of God, but by no means ensures nor guarantees their election into grace. This is the truth, stay away from sin because “when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin when it is finished bringeth forth death”, no in-between, no mid way, but we have to by the grace of God leave it behind us and not look back at it lest we become dead in it, dead in sin rather then dead to sin because life is short.