He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal
He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. – John 12:25.
No doubt, Lot is counted as righteous as compared to the rest of the city but pales in comparison with the righteousness of Abraham. The characteristics of Lot’s righteousness are as follows,
-A half-hearted and passive righteousness that offers little influence (Lot fails to influence his family for good. Lot’s daughters are betrothed to men who do not believe).
-Choosing to pursue the glamour of the world and comfort of life while leaving the work of God’s kingdom to those who are “committed” (Lot chooses to settle in the well watered region at the boundaries of the Promised Land, but not in it).
-While he does not steal or do evil, his desires remain largely earthly and self-centred.
-Intercedes for others while being driven by personal agenda. (Lot intercedes for Zoar for his own personal benefit.)
Outcome: He suffers great losses.