Commands of Christ: 71

Remember Lot’s wife and do not try to preserve your life.

Remember Lot’s wife!  Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.  Luke 17:32-33

Here is yet another place where Jesus tells us to live for eternity and not for our temporal life here.  If, like Lot’s wife, we become enamored with the pursuit of earthly benefits, then we will lose sight of eternal ones, and our lives will be led astray.  Our direction determines our destination.  If our eyes remain fixed upon the Lord, He will guide us and bring us safely into His presence.  If we are distracted by the things of the world and seek them, we will end up with sulphur and fire in the end as Sodom did, and miss out on eternal reward.  It is impossible to serve both God and worldly wealth.