Hooked

I don’t recall reading this before:

Genesis 19:11 And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they became weary trying to find the door. (NKJV)

You know the story up until that point: the men of Sodom were after Lot’s angelic visitors; Lot denies them access to his visitors, offering his virgin daughters in place of the angels(!); not satisfied with that offer, the men of Sodom nearly break down the door to get to the angels; the angels pull Lot back into the house and shut the door. Then comes verse 11, and a sobering look at what happens when the hooks of sin (see James 1:14 where “enticed” literally means “to catch by bait” – Thayer) are so deep within you that even being struck blind, you continue to search for that which you lust after… Not only do you continue to search, but you search until you become weary. What a picture!

Lord, may I never be caught up in any sin such that even Your discipline fails to get my attention!

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