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in God's mercy, but perished on her way to the
mountain. God holds man accountable for not obey
ing his directions.
This woman undoubtedly thought herself beyond
danger, because she was a step or two from the fall¬
ing wall of Sodom. Very soon after the angel of
the Lord let go her hand she forgot the orders of
God; so with men to-day, many perish in the way.
" He that endureth to the end shall be saved."
I meet people often who tell me that they were
baptized years ago but are now out of their Church
by reason of having looked back. They judge them¬
selves to be all right, because they are a little better
off than some others in worldly goods; but in death,
unless they do their first work over, they will be like
" He that puts his hands to the plow and looketh
back is not fit for the kingdom."
Men would be far better off in this world and the
world to come if they would better consider along
the line of duty. Remember ! Oh ! remember Lot's
In sight of the mountain of refuge she perished.
God's words are laws and must be obeyed or his
wrath must be endured.