On March 6, 1836, 1500 Mexican soldiers under the command of General Santa Anna stormed the Alamo in San Antonio and slaughtered all of the fortress’s 257 Texas soldiers. Santa Anna thought that the utter defeat at the Alamo would cause Texicans elsewhere to flee the territory, but it had the opposite effect. Volunteers by the hundreds joined the Texas forces, and on April 21, they attacked and defeated the Mexican forces at Lynchburg Ferry. During the attack they shouted what had become their rallying cry, “Remember the Alamo!”
Today we are going to be looking at God’s judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah. And every Christian should come away from a study of this event with the rallying cry Jesus gave us in Luke 17: “Remember Lot’s wife!” Why did Jesus give us this rallying cry? Because we are all in danger of being like Lot’s wife in that even though we’ve been called out of this wicked world, our hearts remain in it.