Lot’s wife loved life so much in Sodom and Gomorrah that she had to have ONE LAST LOOK, BUT IT WAS NOT TO BE, because [SHE TURNED INTO A PILLAR OF SALT] (Genesis 19:26).
We must not to look back on this earth to the LUSTS, PLEASURES, AND PRIDE OF LIFE, in other words, the “pollutions” of this world. Peter, a disciple of Jesus warned, saying: “[FOR IF AFTER THEY HAVE ESCAPED THE POLLUTIONS OF THE WORLD] through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, [THE LATTER END IS WORSE WITH THEM THAN THE BEGINNING]” (2 Peter 2:20).
The Apostle Paul also warned said: “[TAKE HEED, BRETHREN, LEST THERE BE IN ANY OF YOU AN EVIL HEART OF UNBELIEF, IN DEPARTING FROM THE LIVING GOD]. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto [THE END]” (Hebrews 3:12-14).
Our Lord and Savior JESUS also says: “[IF ANY MAN WILL COME AFTER ME], [LET HIM DENY HIMSELF], and [TAKE UP HIS CROSS DAILY], and [FOLLOW ME]” (Luke 9:23).
“And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38).
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and [HE THAT HATETH HIS LIFE IN THIS WORLD SHALL KEEP IT UNTO LIFE ETERNAL]. If any man [SERVE ME, LET HIM FOLLOW ME]; and [WHERE I AM, THERE SHALL ALSO MY SERVANT BE]: IF ANY MAN SERVE ME, HIM WILL MY FATHER HONOUR” (John 12:25-26).
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat; because strait is the gate, and [NARROW IS THE WAY, WHICH LEADETH UNTO LIFE], and [FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT]” (Matthew 7:13–14).
“[NOT EVERY ONE THAT SAITH UNTO ME], Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
“Nevertheless when the Son of man [COMETH], shall he find [FAITH] on the earth? (Luke 18:8).
“[FOR MANY ARE CALLED, BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN]” (Matthew 22:14).
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, [I NEVER KNEW YOU]: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:21-23).
“And these shall go away into [EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT]: [BUT THE RIGHTEOUS INTO LIFE ETERNAL]” (Matthew 25:46).
“[FEAR NOT, LITTLE FLOCK]; for it is your Father’s [GOOD PLEASURE TO GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM]” (Luke 12:32).
“I am with you alway, [EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).