The Righteous Soul

and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); ~ 2 Peter 2:7-8

Lot lived in the land of Sodom, a city so wicked that the cries against it rose to God and forced Him to come down to see if the cries were true (Genesis 18:20-21). Lot didn’t just dwell in the land silently overlooking their great sins. No. When Lot saw wickedness take place, he spoke out against it and corrected them, even though they threatened evil against him (Genesis 19:1-11). It tormented his soul, but he didn’t let it corrupt him.

Abraham asked God if He would spare the city for the sake of ten righteous men, but they were not found (Genesis 18:22-33). Instead, only one righteous man was found in the entire city, so the LORD only saved that one righteous man and his family (Genesis 19:12-29). We are living in a world that doesn’t rejoice in Truth but in evil. Every day, the world embraces the kingdom of darkness more and more, and the Church, instead of being the light and spreading Truth, we give into the darkness and dim the Light within us.

If we want to be saved from the Wrath of God as Lot was, we have to act as Lot did. We have to speak Truth and act righteously, regardless of how the world may react. Our souls have to be tormented by evil, not give in to evil. We are to now be the light of the world, for it’s no longer us who live, but Christ who lives in us and through us.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Torment Your Soul.

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