“Lot pitched his tent near Sodom” (Genesis 13:13).
Here’s the story. Abraham’s family had outgrown the land in which they lived. Abraham had no choice. The family would need to be divided geographically. He offered his nephew Lot several options as to where he would settle with his part of the family.
While Lot would never move to the evil city of Sodom (yet), his curiosity drew him in. He settled in an area where he could keep one eye on his family, with the other eye on the debauchery of the Sodomites. “Lot pitched his tent toward Sodom.”
This is where we always get off the rails. The enemy doesn’t shout, “Jump all the way into sexual sin!” No, he whispers, “Just inch your way in that direction; keep all options on the table.”
Recovery Step: You can live a life of integrity while keeping one eye toward Sodom. But you can’t do it for long.