The charge to Lot was surely clear:
The mountain was the place to run,
But Lot preferred the city near;
Besides, it was a little one.
The Lord who saved our souls from wrath
Commands us now from sin to flee.
His Word now shines upon our path,
And by His truth He makes us free.
Consider well Lot's foolish choice
To set aside God's wiser call:
Unwilling then to heed God's voice,
His habitation would be small.
O Lord, the things that Lot esteemed
Were little (which he thought were large).
May we who are by blood redeemed
Obey Your Spirit's greater charge!