But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
The world and what it has to offer certainly has a way of getting its hooks into you by trying to draw you back in to its deceptive grip. But in the graphic illustration lived out by Lot's wife, that kind of life will bring about destruction. Living with one foot in the world and one foot in the Kingdom is a life that will bring nothing but frustration and profit you nothing but loss. Jesus tells us we are to be all in, our relationship with Him and our commitment to Him are to be our primary focus. No matter how fun your worldly friends can be, or how tempting the passing pleasure of sin is, these things offer about as much as a pillar of salt.
But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God" (Luke 9:62).
The best, most fruitful place to be is with the plow before you and your eyes looking straight ahead.
Pastor Jason Witt