We have heard the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. These cities were unashamed and adventurous about their natural human desires. They took the things God created and perverted them proudly. I can’t and don’t want to imagine the horrible things they did. There is one account of two angles entering the city to see if it is as bad as God heard from the cries. God told Abraham about the great outcry and grievous sin in Genesis 18:20-33, and said He would destroy them. Abraham pleaded with God. There must be at least 50 righteous people and thus worthy to save. God agreed that if there were 50 righteous God would save the towns. Abraham became bold and bargained, what about 45? 40? 30? 20? 10? God agreed that if there were only TEN righteous people living within the cities, He would save the entire bunch. We know the outcome… NO ONE was righteous. We have quite a few cities like this, one in particular is “sin city” Nevada. We don’t have to look far to find the kind of perversion that God destroyed, in fact, just turn on the television. Certain channels make it their mission to provide perverse entertainment for all to see. Not only are people living perverse lives, we get to witness it. Not sure why this still surprises me but it does. I’m not like Abraham unfortunately begging for their lives to be spared. I’m with God on thinking they need to GO! It is more difficult to raise innocent children in this world infiltrated with godless, immoral, perversion of every kind. Parents have to monitor television, music, places to go, entertainment, and friends. Parents must especially pray for their children that they will mature and become the men and women God created them to be.
“In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire” (Jude 1:7). Looking at your environment, town, state, region, what could be said for you? Are you going to be ONE in a million that is worth being saved? Jesus told us He is coming back to rescue His Children. “I already gave you a warning when I was with you the second time. I now repeat it while absent: On my return I will not spare those who sinned earlier or any of the others” (2 Corinthians 13:2).