Q. I was just wondering what the relevance of Lot’s wife turning into a pillar of salt is in Gen 19:26? I know Lot was an example of the Church, but what was she? She was escaping with ‘the Church’ but then didn’t make it.
A. In Luke 17:32 Jesus said,
“Remember Lot’s wife! Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.”
Lot’s wife represents those who claim to be part of the Church but are actually Christians in name only. They haven’t really given their heart to the Lord. Lot’s wife had her heart in this world. Even though she was escaping certain death, she looked back to consider the things she held dear. People who claim to be Christians but don’t want the Lord to come until they’ve done everything they want to do in this world should find this very unsettling, since she is the example of what can happen to those who by their actions demonstrate where their heart really is.