5 Major Lessons From Lot’s Wife To Help You Not Backslide

In this post today, you will discover the 7 main lessons from lot’s wife that will help you make the terrible choice of looking back she made so that you don’t end up like her.

The story of Lot’s wife in the Old Testament is a great lesson to all believers on how they should live their Christian lives of no compromise or look back like Lot’s wife did.

Lot’s wife is a great example that we can learn from when dealing with temptation or sinning. It is important for us as Christians to have faith in God’s promises and trust Him as He leads us through life’s trials and tribulations.

The bible verse, “but Lot’s wife looked back and she became a pillar of salt,” in Genesis 19:26 reminds us of the danger of looking back as believers.

It is why our Lord Jesus Christ tells us we must remember Lot’s wife whenever we think of looking back or turning to the world we once forsook if we are not to end up like her.

Lot’s wife became a pillar of salt and perished because her heart was still in Sodom even if she was out of Sodom and Gomorrah as she couldn’t stand the things she left there getting destroyed by fire.

The same will happen to you as a believer if you decide to look back and turn to the world when you backslide as most have and if you die in such a backslidden state, hell will be where you will spend your eternity, which will be sad indeed.

With that said, let’s look at the 5 major lessons from Lot’s wife that will remind you that backsliding isn’t always a good idea.

5 Lessons From Lot’s Wife.

Take your time to read the 5 major lessons from Lot’s wife that will remind you not to look back in your Christian life and encourage you to not quit your Christian faith.

  • Disobedience Always Get Punished.
  • Loving The World Always Lead To Backsliding.
  • Disobedience Always Attracts God’s Judgment.
  • Salvation Is Personal.
  • Don’t Look Back.

1. Disobedience Always Get Punished.

One of the major valuable lessons we can learn from Lot’s wife is that God will always punish disobedience as we can see in the case of Lot’s wife who turned into a pillar of salt in Genesis 29:26 when she looked back.

Lot’s wife along with her husband and her 2 daughters were instructed by the Lord through His angels not to look back or stop in Genesis 19:17 but to flee to the mountains so that the coming destruction of Sodom doesn’t fall upon them as well.

Sadly, due to lack of faith, unbelief and her disobedience to these simple instructions God had commanded, Lot’s wife chose to ignore the Lord’s warning and looked back to see what was happening.

Consequently, she immediately turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back to see the twin wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah get destroyed by fire and brimstone. Thus, her disobedience made her perish.

The same applies to us Christians today as well if we continue to live a life of disobedience. If we disobey God, we will be punished as well and end up in a similar fate to Lot’s wife if we don’t repent. Don’t be Lot’s wife.

Related: 5 Consequences Of Disobedience In The Bible [+Sermon].

2. Loving The World Always Lead To Backsliding.

Another important lesson we can learn from Lot’s wife who looked back and turned into a pillar of salt is that loving the world and the mundane things of this world will always lead to backsliding eventually.

Lot’s wife chose to look back because she still loved Sodom and her heart was still in there as she couldn’t stand the things she left there to get destroyed. Hence, she perished due to her love of Sodom she wasn’t willing to let go of.

The same will happen to you if you love this world too much to let it go. If you still have the love of this world as a believer, it’s just a matter of time before you backside and go back to the world as most have.

It is why we are told in 1 John 2:15-17 in the new testament that we must not love the world nor the things that are in this world because if we do so, then the love of the Father isn’t in us.

Loving the world is one of the major reasons Demas backslid and forsook Paul in 2 Timothy 4:10. The same will apply to you if you love this world and it’s just a matter of time before you forsake your faith as well.

Related: 5 Examples Of Worldly Things To Avoid [As A Believer].

3. Disobedience Always Attracts God’s Judgment.

Another valuable lesson we can see from the predicament of Lot’s wife is that disobedience also attracts God’s judgment and wrath upon the disobedient, which can be swift or take time.

Lot’s wife isn’t the only person to be punished for her disobedience. In the Old Testament, there are countless bible verses full of people who were swiftly punished and judged for their disobedience. One such example is the children of Israel.

In Joshua 7:1-26, we see that Israel was punished with defeat at Ai due to the sin of Achan as they didn’t heed the Lord’s instructions to destroy everything and not to take any of the accursed things that were in the land they were to conquer.

Hence, the Lord punished them for their disobedience with defeat. This is a great lesson to all of us Christians that disobedience always attracts God’s judgment and punishment.

So, if you are living in sinful disobedience, I encourage you to repent immediately before God’s judgment comes upon you so that you don’t end up like lot’s wife or other unfortunate characters in the bible who were punished for their disobedience.

Related: How To Escape God’s Judgment & Wrath (In 3 Simple Steps).

4. Salvation Is Personal.

The other key takeaway we can get from the wife of Lot is that salvation and eternal life are strictly personal and cannot be shared or passed on from one person to another.

Implying that just because your husband or wife is saved doesn’t mean the other spouse will automatically be saved because salvation is something that must be received in person by an individual.

This is clearly seen in the case of the story of Lot’s wife in Genesis 19:1-26. Lot’s wife just like her daughters and her husband had an equal chance at salvation and to be saved from the impending destruction and judgment that was to come upon Sodom.

But as life has it, Lot’s wife perished due to her disobedience, unbelief, and lack of faith in God’s word that came to her which was to save her from destruction. On the other hand, her husband and her daughters were saved while she perished.

Her story clearly shows that just because your spouse or your parents are saved, doesn’t mean you are automatically saved as you have to accept Jesus Christ as your persona, Lord, and Savior, in your life personally to be saved and go to heaven.

Related: 13 Attributes Of Salvation That Make Salvation Priceless.

5. Don’t Look Back.

Last but not least, another important lesson we can get from Lot’s wife, and perhaps the most important lesson of all is that you should not look back once you become a Christian and decide to follow Christ Jesus.

The reason Lot’s wife perished is that she looked back as she choose to forsake the way of salvation but chose the sinful old life of the world she left in Sodom instead.

Jesus Christ warns us in Luke 17:32 that we must always remember Lot’s wife so that we don’t end up like her. The same warning God gave Lot’s wife and her family of not looking back still applies to us Christians today.

God is still saying the same thing to us today that we must not look back to the world we have forsaken or left behind lest we perish the way Lot’s wife did due to her love of the worldly sinful Sodom.

You need to understand that once you decide to follow Jesus Christ and live the worldly life of sin behind; you must do so for the rest of your life and not turn back. Only when you do that will you finally be able to make heaven when all is said and done.

Related: 11 Major Causes Of Backsliding In Christians [+ Sermon].


The above 5 major lessons from Lot’s wife are among many life lessons in the bible that act are a reminder to all believers of the dangers of looking back or backsliding into the world.

My prayer is that the above lessons will by God’s grace of course help you not to look back the way Lot’s wife did so that you don’t miss heaven in the end and I know you can do it.

In closing, if this post has edified you to be even stronger in the Lord and not to look back, drop a comment below, and don’t forget to share before you leave. Stay steadfast in the Lord.

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6 thoughts on “5 Major Lessons From Lot’s Wife To Help You Not Backslide”

  1. this really is helpful to me.To remind me that i must stay vigilant in reading&meditating on God’s Holy word so that i wont look back to that old sinful life.Thank you for sharing this.

  2. This post has edified me, empowered and strengthened my faith in our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. Additionally, it reiterated the theme of obedience and gave me clarity on it. May the Lord continue to direct your path, Samuel in Jesus’ mighty name!

    • Good to know you found this post edifying. Amen indeed and may the Lord also continue directing and guiding you in your daily life till the end. God bless.

  3. This is a message that has to be read and digested for countless times.It is edifying and encouraging. An end time message.I have been blessed by it.I pray that the Holy Spirit will give the author the grace and insight for more of such messages.I encourage each and every one of us to share with friends and anyone the LORD leads you.God richly bless you.


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