There was once a valley in the land of Israel that was beautiful and fertile, teeming with people and life. But today if you go and see it, it is a barren valley. Nothing grows there. No one lives there. This is a tale of a city that once occupied that valley – Sodom.

History’s most well-known citizen of Sodom was a man called Lot. He was the nephew of a famous man, Abraham. When Lot decided to move his family there, he unwisely moved them into a grossly immoral and violent city. It is written about the area, “Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the Lord.” (Genesis 12:13) This prompted people who knew of the city to pray to the Lord God against Sodom’s evil ways.

CLINT DECKER is President of Great Awakenings. Share a comment with him at and follow his blog at

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