GENESIS 19:4) "But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the
house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5) And they called unto
Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out
unto us, that we may know them."
IS HOMOSEXUALITY A SIN?
Marriage between those of the same sex has been legalized. Families with two men or two women
as parents has been sanctioned. Our leaders are telling our children that this "lifestyle"
is perfectly natural and should be accepted. NOT!!! Then the same leaders go to church and
claim to be believers of the Bible! I'm sorry folks, but I just cannot condone this behavior!
HOMOSEXUALITY IS WRONG!!! It is more than just wrong, it is a SIN!
We find an ugly picture here in chapter 19. The two angels that visited Abraham with The Lord
have gone down to Sodom. Lot sees them and invites them into his home. Verse 4 says that
"all the people from every quarter:" "both young and old" gathered around Lot's house and
demanded that Lot send out the two visitors "that we may know them." The intent is clear!
Lot can be commended for wanting to protect the visitors here but in order to do so, he
offered the men his own two daughters! The fact that Lot did this says a lot about the
morals of Sodom and also a lot as to his own standards, as well as those of his daughters!
Evidently the thoughts which later lead to their incest with their father had been planted
Lot's daughters were saved as the two heavenly beings smote the men outside with blindness.
They then told Lot to gather his family together and get out of Sodom for they were going to
destroy it! An entire city with less than 10 righteous people! Remember the bargain Abraham
had made with God in chapter 18...that if 10 righteous people be found, the city would be
REMEMBER LOT'S WIFE
(The word's of Jesus in LUKE 17:32.)
17) "And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for
thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain,
lest thou be consumed. 24) Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and
fire from the Lord out of heaven; 26) But his wife looked back from behind him, and she
became a pillar of salt."
The angels had to actually drag Lot and his wife and daughters out of Sodom. They had become
so wrapped up in this city that they didn't want to leave. vs. 16 Says the angels brought
him forth and set him outside the city, "The Lord being merciful unto him." Thank God for
mercy! The angels told them to escape to the mountain and to not look back. But Lot wanted
to stay in the city. He begged the angels to let them go into a little city called Zoar.
The angels told him to go quickly for they could not do anything until they were safely out
of the way. Even as they went, fire and brimstone was rained down upon Sodom and Gomorrah.
But Lot's wife had become so attached to the city, she had to look back! She became a pillar
Thank God for intercessory prayer. Verse 29 says that "when God destroyed the cities of the
plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow." Don't
ever stop praying for your lost friends and loved ones. This is proof of what prayer can do!
A WICKED PLOT
31) "And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in
the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: 32) Come, let us make our
father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father."
36) "Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father."
As sad as the above account of humanity is, the last part of the chapter may be even sadder!
It tells a story of a contrived plan of incest. Psychiatrists today would have a field day
with this "dysfunctional" family!
Whose was the greatest sin, the children or the father? The plan these two girls plotted was
certainly sinful but what about Lot's part in it? Becoming drunk was not the greatest sin he
committed either, bringing up children in such a sinful place was his greatest sin.
His daughters were a product of their environment! Lot brought all this evil upon himself
when he chose the plain over the hill country. This proves once again that looks are
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
1) Why do you think Lot was willing to turn his own two daughters over to the men of the city
to save two strangers?
2) One commentary I read said, "Lot was saved because he believed, although his own family
Do you think Lot was saved because he believed or because Abraham was
interceding for him?
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