Sin of Sodom

by admin ~ November 2nd, 2019. Filed under: Brandenburg.

If someone asked you what was the reason for God destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, most people would say, “Homosexuality,” where the term Sodomy came from. Ezekiel 16:49 explains, “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.” The iniquity of Sodom was “pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness.” One could even trace that to the problem of Lot, who pitched his tent toward Sodom, and it destroyed his family. Homosexuality isn’t in the explanation God gives. Perhaps Ezekiel provides the root, idleness, to the fruit, homosexuality. I want to talk about idleness. I don’t think it’s just laying around and not doing anything, a kind of couch potato. It could be that. However, idleness can be a lack of involvement in Christian work, where a single, couple, or whole family moves from one vacation or recreation type of activity to the next, but doesn’t have time to do work for the Lord. Opportunity to serve God in the church comes up, and it’s a no. Opportunity for recreation or fun and it’s a “yes.” The work for the Lord seems like a “stress,” to be avoided, but never the fun time, hours spent doing that. This is the idleness that can produce the desire for worldly things that turns people away from the Lord. God uses those already participating and He will use those more if they remain available to be used, even though they’re already busy.

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