Lot was saved on two occasions during his life.

1. Lot was saved from captivity by his uncle, Abram:

So the enemy took all the possessions of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their provisions, and went their way. They also took Lot, the son of Abram’s brother, who was dwelling in Sodom, and his possessions, and went their way. Genesis 14:11-12

And he (Abram) divided his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and defeated them and pursued them to Hobah, north of Damascus. Then he brought back all the possessions, and also brought back his kinsman Lot with his possessions, and the women and the people. Genesis 14:15-16

2. Lot was saved from destruction in Sodom by God’s angels:

As morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be swept away in the punishment of the city.” But he lingered. So the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, the LORD being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city. Genesis 19:15-16

Peter mentions Lot in his second letter. Peter says of God:

…if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 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); then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment… 2 Peter 2:6-9

Lot experienced salvation twice in his life and with such a positive view of him recorded in 2 Peter we are encouraged that although he had a troubled life and failings like us, God delivered him and will one day deliver him from death by resurrecting him to eternal life. We pray that God will be merciful to us too.

Ultimately Lot’s fate, like ours, lies in the hands of God. As Abraham said to the LORD:

Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just? Genesis 18:25

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