Take Your Wife and Flee


A young child, Ben, was listening to his dad read in Genesis 19:15 where an angel told Lot to take his wife and flee out of the city, but that his wife looked back and turned into salt.” Little Ben was concerned and asked, “What happened to Lot’s flea?” Yes, Ben didn’t understand the word being used was FLEE, not FLEA. Although humorous, it’s a good reminder to us to verify teachings we hear with what the Bible says. Why? Because we, too, can be mistaken about what we hear or stances we take. Jesus gives a warning about this in Matthew 22:29. He says, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.” Jesus’s words are a good reminder for us to study the Bible to know what it says.