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Grace and Peace to You -

On the 5th of February my oldest son Peter-John went Home to Heaven.

The next night, at our Wednesday Night Study, I talked about that event throughout the study.

Then on Sunday last, we had a Memorial Service here at The Fellowship.

I am posting that Sevice below for those of you that might wish to take it in.

Ah, I’m so very, very, very thankful to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for The Hope of Heaven and the Promise of Eternal Life that we will all share in one day not too far away!

Truly God is Good,


Daily Devotional
February 17
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
Genesis 13:10–13
Contrast the wisdom of Abram with the worldliness of Lot. First, Lot was weak in devotion, for we never read of him building an altar. Like Lot, you may possess a “tent mentality,” knowing you’re headed for Heaven. You may even have a ministry, with herds to tend. But if you’re not an altar builder, you’ll be weak in devotion, which will lead to real problems.

Second, Lot was worldly in desires. He lifted up his eyes, but not high enough. He didn’t lift his eyes to Heaven and say, “Lord, show me the best place for me and my family.” Instead, he lifted up his eyes only high enough to check out the financial possibilities and the greenest pastures. Lot saw a good place to raise cattle, but failed to see that it would be a lousy place to raise kids because he fixed his gaze short of Heaven.

Third, Lot was wrong in decision, as seen in the series of wrong decisions he made based on his own reasoning . . .

In verse 10, he looked toward Sodom.

In verse 12, he pitched his tent toward Sodom.

In chapter 19, he became a leader in Sodom.

Lot left Ur, but he became entrenched in Sodom. A lot of people are like that. They say yes to Heaven, but they never say no to the world. And, like Lot, they end up in a terrible predicament.
This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Pillar By Day" by Pastor Jon. "A Pillar By Day" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Genesis through Deuteronomy.  If you would like your own copy of "A Pillar By Day" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store