The Crazy Ladies of the Bible Podcast Crazy Ladies of the Bible make our top 10 most downloaded podcasts. Crazy Lot’s wife is Amy’s favorite.
We totally had this woman at the top of our list as crazy as she looks back at the home that God told her to flee. Lot’s wife finds herself salted. Ugh.
What did Lot’s wife do?
Lot’s wife is a woman first mentioned in Genesis 19. While Lot was busy trying to save his family and obey God, Lot’s wife is totally distracted by her love for the town of Sodom and Gomorrah. In one last fleeting moment, she defies God’s command not to look back.
The Book of Genesis describes how she became a pillar of salt after she looked back at Sodom.
Although She is not named in the Bible some Jewish Traditions call name her “Ado” or “Edith”.
Amy and Belinda walk through what they think is the possible motive for Lot’s wife to risk it all for one last look at the town that gave her power and prestige. Amy also struggles with many of the scriptures that named Lot as righteous.
As we look back at this podcast, we realize that our cultural bias played heavily in the conversation behind this story. While we had a good time comparing ourselves to Lot’s wife we also understand the powerful message behind looking back just one last time.
Removing cultural blinders helps us to see everything that the scriptures speak to us.
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