“Have you anyone else here? Sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone you have in the city, bring them out of the place. For we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against its people has become great before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.” So Lot went out and said to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, “Up! Get out of this place, for the Lord is about to destroy the city.” But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be jesting.
Before the angles of God brought destruction on Sodom they gave the opportunity for the family and friends of the believer in the city, Lot, to be saved. So it is with us. We have been given the opportunity to save those whom we know and care about. Destruction is absolutely coming. We must try to compel them to believe in Jesus, the only way to escape the wrath to come. They may think you are crazy, or perhaps “jesting,” as they thought with Lot, but that doesn’t stop our responsibility. Tell them about salvation, tell them about Jesus, he’s their only hope.