BEAUSE OF HIS MERCY over me, HE SAVED ME.
15 When the dawn was coming up, the angels pressed Lot, saying, “Get up, take your wife and your two daughters, who are found (with you), otherwise you’ll be swept away  with the wickedness of the city.” 16 But he delayed, and the men took hold of his hand, his wife’s hand and his two daughters’ hands… in the mercy of (The Lord) Yahweh) over him… and they brought him out and they puthim outside of the city.
Even Lot wasn’t convinced that God would really do anything to Sodom… not that we know at this point whether God would or not… so, it’s pretty easy to put myself in Lot’s shoes, and say, “Well things are pretty bad here, but nothing’s ever changed, so let’s just live with it… after all, the land’s the best in the region, and where else could I get it better?
I need to question whether I’m listening to God, or just doing the “same old” because it’s sort of comfortable. Somehow, I think that when God tells me to do something, it’s rarely going to be comfortable…
Mind you, if what the angels (God) had said was true, then to stay was downright dangerous, but Lot delayed, even after being pressed by Yahweh to do something … i.e. “Get up and get out of here!”
However, in the mercy of Yahweh over Lot, the angels (possibly God Himself) took Lot, his wife and his daughters by the hand and brought them outside the city so that they wouldn’t be destroyed.
Nothing’s changed in four thousand years… I’m still sitting in the city doomed to destruction (i.e. this world) and I need Yahweh (Jesus) to take me by the hand and lead me outside of this world into His kingdom… BEAUSE OF HIS MERCY over me, HE SAVED ME.
Father, thank you so much for your mercy. Thank you that Your word is riddled with the failure of men, who you then took by the hand, and led them out of impossible and destructive circumstances in order to use them for Your glory. Please do this with me.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 כְּמֹו – kâmow, kamow – Strongs 3644 – (adv) – “like/just as/same as/as/the like of which/when/according as/as it were”
 שַׁחַר – shachar – Strongs 7837 – (n . m) – “dawn/at dawn/daybreak/sunrise/dawing of the day/charm away”
 אוּץ – ʾuwts – Strongs 213 – (v) – “to press/be pressed/make haste/urge/be narrow/confined/narrow/haste/to hasten/insist/be eager/hurries/to press/make haste/urge/be small … to press/hasten/be pressed/confined/narrow/be narrow/be eager/energetic/willing/insist/command by emphatic speech/be small[Qal] … to urge/insistspeak in a pressing manner/to hasten [Hifil]”
 פֶּן – pen – Strongs 6435 – “or/otherwise/else/so/otherwise you might/perhaps/lest/not/beware/so that not/might/would/not/because/might”
 סָפָה – caphah – “sweep away/snatch away/catch up/destroy/bring disaster/take away/consume/be captured/gather/take off/remove”
 מָהַהּ – mahahh – Strongs 4102 – (v) – “to linger/tarry/wait/delay/hesitate/extend a period of time of anylength … linger/tarry/wait/delay [Hitpael]”
 חָזַק – chazaq – Strongs 2388 – (v) – “be harsh/severe/be hard/be strong/strengthen/become strong/prevail/be firm/have power over/press on/be overpowering/be victorious/give strength/make firm/sustain/encourage/make bold/make rigid/make hard/to display strength/to have/take/keep hold of/retain/hold up/support/put forth strength/to hold strongly …. To be strongs/grow strong/to prevail/prevail upon/ to be firm/be caught fast/be secure/to press/be urgent/to grow stout/grow rigid/grow hard/ (bad sense)/to be severe/be grievous/to strengthen/be harsh [Qal] …. To make strong/to restore to strength/give strength/strengthen/sustain/encourage/to make strong/make bold/make firm/make rigid/make hard/harden/have power over/be overpowering [Piel] …. To strengthen oneself/put forth strength/use one’s strength/to withstand/to hold strongly to/establish oneself over/prevail upon/rally one’s strength [Hitpael] …. To make strong/strengthen/to make firm/to display strength/to make severe/to support/sustain/to prevail/prevail upon/to have hold/take hold/keep hod of/retain/hold up/hold/contain/become powerful/help/devote/grasp [Hifil]”
 חֶמְלָה – chemlah – Strongs 2551 – (n . f) – “pity/mercy/compassion/caring display of empathy and love to rescue a person in trouble”
 מֻנָּח / יָנַח – yanach – Strongs 3240 (sames as nuach) – (v) – ““rest/give rest/set/settle down and remain/repose/be quiet/make quiet/cause to rest/cause to alight/obtain rest/set down/lay/deposit/leave/depart from/be left/be placed/open space/permit/allow/abandon/be in alliance/lower (formally ‘rest’)/groan/lament/wail/open space”
 חוּץ – chuwts/chuts – Strongs 2351 – (n . m) – “outside/streets/street/outer/fields/abroad/outside place/public place/countryside/outward/the outside/exterior/large/open/outdoors/outside to the outer/outward”