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30 Days of Birth Pangs - Day 8 Vexed Souls


2 Peter 6:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
2 Peter 6:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
2 Peter 6:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.

Most of the time when we read Jesus' words:  Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot... we focus on the homosexual sin of Sodom and Gomorrah.  Recently, we began looking at the passage of being married and being given in marriage as it relates to that issue, but the Lord wants us to look deeper.  Read verse 8 again... Lot was vexed.  He was troubled in his soul with the wickedness surrounding him.  It says he lived day after day with them and it hurt his heart - it vexed his soul.

Genesis 19:7 - Lot pleads with them, his friends... please don't do this wicked thing.  The righteous souls cry out to their fellow men, please brothers do not do this!  Lot lived with them, they were his mates, Genesis 19:1 finds him sitting at the city gates.  Cities banded together to defend one another, Lot had to trust these people.

Remember, Lot was a righteous man, otherwise the Lord would have just destroyed him with the rest of the city.  Somehow with all the salt pillars and the incident with his daughters later we lose that part of the story.  It is easy to get caught up in the salacious aspects but consider what type of man could have been found righteous in such an environment and during that point in Biblical history.

A Vexed Soul
Take heart Brothers and Sisters, the Lord knows that your heart is vexed.  He knows you are crying out to your friends, your family, and your nation for them to not do these evil things but let your heart not be troubled.  The Lord rescued Lot and Peter tells us that He will rescue us as well.  For we are not appointed to wrath but will some day soon be with the Savior.  (To read the whole series, please click here.)

Lovers of Self - Day 1 - Rapture Index Score:  10 out of 10
Perplexities of Nations - Day 2 - Rapture Index Score:  8 out of 10
Mass Animal Deaths - Day 3 - Rapture Index Score:  7 out of 10
Revilers - Day 4 - Rapture Index Score:  8 out of 10
Signs in the Heavens - Day 5 - Rapture Index Score:  9 out of 10
Commotions - Day 6 - Rapture Index Score:  7 out of 10
Scoffers - Day 7 - Rapture Index Score:  10 of 10
Vexed Souls - Day 8 - Rapture Index Score:  10 of 10
Total to date:  69 out of 80 or 86.25%
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