Sayings . . . Paralles

Live and let live.
Do whatever you want as long as you don’t bother me and mine.
It’s none of my business.
People have a right to do what they want to do.

I am wondering. Have such sayings revealed the minds and hearts of people; particularly American people; particularly people in my community; particularly me?

This line of thinking came as I read 2 Peter 2. Particularly verse 8 speaking of Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah. 

 8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

via 2 peter 2 KJV – But there were false prophets also – Bible Gateway.

What was the HOLY SPIRIT saying about Lot? Did Lot have a Live and let live lifestyle? Did Lot have a do whatever you want as long as you don’t bother me and mine lifestyle? Did Lot have a it’s none of my business lifestyle? Did Lot have a people have a right to do what they want to do lifestyle?

What is vexed? And when did the vexing begin for Lot?

To be vexed means:

  1. to torture
  2. to vex with grievous pains (of body or mind), to torment
  3. to be harassed, distressed

So when do you think Lot’s vexing began?

Did he live and let live until the Angels came and told him GOD had had enough? Is that when Lot decided sin was something to be distressed over? That sin brings grievous pains to the mind and body? That sin torments? That sin tortures? 

Good questions I think. I am thinking Lot only became distressed over the sins of the city when the sinners’ sins came knocking on his door.

To be sure Lot was a messed up soul when he pitched his tent toward Sodom (Genesis 13:11-13). And yet the WORD says this:

9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

via 2 peter 2 KJV – But there were false prophets also – Bible Gateway.

So.

Is

Live and let live.
Do whatever you want as long as you don’t bother me and mine.
It’s none of my business.
People have a right to do what they want to do.

a godly mindset/lifestyle to have? What does it say about me if your sins don’t grieve me?

There’s a lot here I’m not saying here. A lot of parallels I’m not drawing. And the reason? I am hoping you will say it and  draw it yourself — if not commenting here; at least between you and ABBA and let us see what happens then. 

Pondering today + + +

PS. I really think the HOLY SPIRIT was saying of Lot that rubbing elbows in that sin saturated society for years and years without saying a word or doing a thing to rescue people from debauchery is what really vexed Lot’s soul. 

Like I said — parallels to draw.

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