RESCUED BY GOD: NOAH…ELIJAH…and LOT?
Everyone knows that Noah was the righteous man that God rescued from the Flood. And serious Bible students remember that God sent ravens to feed Elijah during a lengthy drought. But Lot? The guy who barely escaped the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah with his daughters? Why was he rescued by God? Was it just because his Uncle Abraham pleaded with God for him? Or is there more to the story?
Where Your Treasure Lies, tells the dramatic story of the calling of Abraham and Sarah into the Promised Land through the eyes of Lot, one of the most misunderstood heroes of the Bible. Many Christians think of him as a villain or a fool, at best. But the Apostle Peter called him a “righteous man” who was “tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard.”
As the eldest son of the Patriarch, Lot expected to lead his family someday. But God had other plans. When his father dies in the land of Ur, Lot loses everything to Abraham, whom God chose in his place. Despite this, Lot follows Abraham into the Promised Land trusting that God will provide, only to find that the Land of Canaan isn’t the Garden of Eden.
Will God’s chosen people bow to the mighty kings of Sumer, Canaan and Egypt? Will jealousy and bitterness destroy their family? Or will faith and love triumph?
The writing style was very different then I expected from this time period. There was humor and a lightness to the tone that I enjoyed.
The writing is well done but for me the story didn’t hold my interest. I don’t think this has anything to do with the author but just me. I have to be careful when reading stories like this because it might not grab me and this one didn’t. But like I said, it is well written, a lot going one to keep things interesting and the tone was fun, yet dealt with some real issues from the Bible.
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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own.