But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. Genesis 19:26
One of the iconic scenes from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is when Lots wife looked back to watch the destruction she was turned into a pillar of salt. The question is why was she given this fate? Well if we read earlier in the Chapter , the angels warned them “To Run for their lives and don’t look back or they will be destroyed” (Genesis 19:17)
These were direct commands from God. The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were about to be destroyed for judgement of their wickedness. Everything in those cities will be destroyed. The Bible tells us that the people of Sodom and Gomorrah were extremely wicked before God (Genesis 13:13)
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. Luke 17:28-33
Jesus actually references Lots wife in his teaching. He references the Days of Lot, which is the judgement of Sodom and Gomorrah. Jesus is saying when the final Judgement comes in Christs return. Don’t look back at your former life. Keep your eyes focused on Jesus, your only hope for salvation!
We must remember , a final judgement is still coming for the world. Many will ignore the warnings and go about living their daily lives just like in the days of Noah and the days of Lot. But when Christ returns, its too late. Keep focused on Jesus and never look back! Amen!