“as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (Jude 7).
Throughout the world millions of tombstones mark the place where the earthly remains of a departed soul have been buried. These grave markers come in all shapes, sizes, and descriptions. Some are hardly more than a meager “x” on the ground. Others are ostentatious in the extreme.
On a desolate location near the Dead Sea, the God of heaven has placed a momentous monument of His own. It marks the spot where Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim once stood. It stands as an unceasing example of God’s holy wrath and just punishment of ungodly, immoral human behavior.
The divine purpose of this grave marker is to solemnly remind humanity that the vile passions and debased mind which result from rejecting God, His goodness, and His authority are serious and deadly.
What a tombstone!