Men and Women of the Bible: Lot’s Wife

Lesson Twelve: Remember Lot’s Wife Lesson
Text: Genesis 19:1-26
Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Lot’s wife.
Memory Verse: Luke 17:32 NKJV “Remember Lot’s wife.”


Lesson Readings:

  • Genesis 13:1-13; 14:1-16; 19:1-26
  • Luke 17:20-37

Fact Questions:

  1. How is Lot’s wife remembered by Jesus? What is her name?
    Luke 17:32; Genesis 19:26 NKJV But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
  2. Where is Lot’s wife first mentioned in Scripture? What may this suggest?
    Genesis 14:16 NKJV So he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his brother Lot and his goods, as well as the women and the people.
  3. What opportunities did Lot’s wife have to know the God of Abraham?
  4. What was Lot’s financial condition upon coming to Sodom?
  5. What does the character of Lot’s daughters imply about their mother?
    Ezekiel 16:44-45 NKJV “Indeed everyone who quotes proverbs will use this proverb against you: ‘Like mother, like daughter!’ 45 You are your mother’s daughter, loathing husband and children; and you are the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and children; your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.
  6. What was Lot allowed to save from the destruction of Sodom? Genesis 19:12
  7. When it came time to flee from Sodom how was Lot’s wife brought forth? Genesis 19:16
  8. What command did the angels give to Lot and his family?
    Genesis 19:17 NKJV So it came to pass, when they had brought them outside, that he said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be destroyed.”
  9. What did Lot’s wife do?
    Genesis 19:26 NKJV But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
  10. What became of Lot’s wife?

Thought Questions:

  1. Of what does Jesus use Lot’s wife as an example in Luke 17:32?
  2. What was the great sin in Lot’s wife’s life that caused her to be lost?
  3. How might the following two scriptures have application to the story of Lot and his wife?
    1. 1 Corinthians 7:32-33 NKJV But I want you to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord – how he may please the Lord. 33 But he who is married cares about the things of the world–how he may please his wife.
    2. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 NKJV Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” 17 Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” 18 “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty.”
  4. What should we remember about Lot’s wife?
  5. What is the one great lesson from Lot’s wife for you?