“With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, ‘Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.’ When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them.”

– Genesis 19:15,16

Yesterday, we looked at how God and two angels stopped by Abraham’s tent and warned him that they were going to Sodom and Gomorrah to assess the conditions there, and if need be, swiftly execute judgment. Later, when they arrived at the city gate, Abraham’s nephew Lot was waiting for them. Possibly having heard about the Lord’s intent to destroy his hometown, he wanted to get the men to his house, either to deter them or to keep them safe. Unfortunately, later that night, a mob of angry locals came to his door demanding to have sex with the visitors. This was an abhorrent request, and when he refused to permit his guests to be subjected to such evil, the crowd grew even more obstinate. Thankfully, since they were angels endowed with divine power, the houseguests acted swiftly to cause blindness in the members of the gang, and soon after, God invoked judgment on the city. He gave Lot and his family enough time to escape, and His angelic ministers of mercy took them by the hand and led them from the coming wrath. When I consider this account, I’m touched by the fact that not only did the Lord spare a remnant, but He guided them every step of the way out of destruction. Likewise, today, our Heavenly Father is faithful to lead us safely away from all kinds of sins and snares. There is no temptation too deep nor trap too entangling for His loving arms to reach, and He is willing to go to the depths to ensure that we can walk in freedom.

My friend, Jesus is your protector and your guide, and He stands ready to help you escape any form of darkness that comes against you. Because He died on the cross and you said “yes” to His salvation, you are righteous in His sight, and He is ready, willing, and able to lead you safely away from every kind of deception. You are precious to Him, and He takes delight in illuminating the pathway to blessing while giving you the strength to stand up under even the most troubling temptations.


Jesus, thank you for faithfully leading me out of physically, emotionally, and spiritually destructive places in my life.


Has God ever led you out of a circumstance, place, or sin that could have cost you a lot? What might have happened if you had stayed there?

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