Remember Lot’s wife
There is a sharp, short trite sentence that I would to God were burned deeply in the conscience of every procrastinator—“Remember Lot’s wife.” She was a person who was almost saved, but was not. She was within sight of the place of safety, but failed to reach it. She was on the verge of getting divinely-appointed security, but missed it. Two things worked in her heart to her ruin. Unbelief and disobedience. She did not in her heart believe that God would judge Sodom, and spite of His plain command to the contrary, she would look back, and in that moment she was cut off, and she stands an everlasting beacon of the awful folly of disobedience.
The Gospel Messenger 1903, p. 112