Luke 17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

Every action and activity under the sun seeks to serve a purpose: whether this purpose is known or not is a subject for another day. Regardless however, actions that are the normal keep going on at every time. We encounter a list of such in the Gospel today: eating and drinking, marrying, buying and selling, planting and building.

Every activity on that list is necessary to ensure survival and expansion. Yet, when the floods came in the days of Noah or the rain and sulfur fell in the days of Lot, all of those carrying them out were destroyed. It mattered not what ‘important activity’ one was involved in, when real trouble beckoned, only those who knew and were hid in and by God made it out.

Mind you, this is not to play down the importance of all our activities, that will be an ignorant assertion. Rather, that in our engagement with those things, we first secure God’s place.

Floods and fires neither respect location nor personality, programmed into them is ‘sweep off and burn’. Yet God’s assurance is this ‘ When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee (Isaiah 43:2).

Whenever a man encounters floods and fires, the futility of a life without God is the one thing that will emerge.

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