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Lesson # Genesis 19:30-38
Study Material - Genesis 19:30-38
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30 And Lot went up from Zoar, and stayed in the mountains, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to stay in Zoar; and he stayed in a cave, he and his two daughters. 31 Then the first-born said to the younger, 'Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of the earth. 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and let us lie with him, that we may preserve our family through our father.' 33 So they made their father drink wine that night, and the first-born went in and lay with her father; and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. 34 And it came about on the morrow, that the first-born said to the younger, 'Behold, I lay last night with my father; let us make him drink wine tonight also; then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve our family through our father.' 35 So they made their father drink wine that night also, and the younger arose and lay with him; and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. 36 Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. 37 And the first-born bore a son, and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day. 38 And as for the younger, she also bore a son, and called his name Ben-ammi; he is the father of the sons of Ammon to this day.
Here in these final verses we read the final account of Lot. Unfortunately a sad ending after such a great gesture of grace and deliverance from God, in the face of a tremendous judgment. Lot accepted the deliverance. He left Sodom, but not without hesitation. Lot was not grateful, nor did the dramatic event change his life. He lived in sin. He lived without doctrine. His life consequently was full of contradictions. People who lack doctrine in their souls cannot keep their priorities straight in their lives. They maintain a hold on the wrong things and ignore the right things. They spend dollars with little care, while counting their pennies and getting upset if a single 'insignificant' penny is misplaced.
Lot lived in the city of sin. He maintained his sober nature, righteous in doing the right thing despite his chosen environment. Many church goers are this way. They have invented their own set of self righteous standards and that becomes their 'religion'. He tried to maintain a false set of righteous standards while not growing up spiritually.
Lot was told to go to the mountain to be safe. Lot chose to go to Zoar, meaning a little insignificant place. Now Sodom was torched for its evil. Lot lived there in safety more or less. At least in his mind. But he chose to go to Zoar, but found it threatening so moved on to the mountain, where he was told to go in the first place. Zoar was spared, so it must not have been as sinful as Sodom. Lot cannot recognize what is safe nor what or where safety lies.
He could have gone back to Abraham, but he left Abraham years earlier when there was not enough grazing for their combined herds. Now Lot has lost most of his family, his wealth, his home. He is now living in a cave without the comforts of home, without servants appropriate to wealth, and he is now getting drunk without much encouragement. Lot has fallen to an all time low. What is worse? He just did not wake up to his own discipline and blessings. He had lost all, but he was still alive. His life could have restarted anew.
But now he is committing incest with his own daughters. Who is at fault? Lot. Why? He did not bring up his children right. He did not train himself right. Thus his family has paid the price in their deaths and making wrong decisions. The daughters wanted to perpetuate the family name. Instead they perpetuate incest and the result is the nations of Moab and Ammon, the names of their respective sons.
God had just delivered them from a huge event in history. They saw with their own eyes the aftermath of the destruction of the entire valley. Yet they decided that God could not find husbands for them.
Emotions of sorrow, of helplessness, of anxiety, lead to bad decisions when we surrender to our emotions. Good intentions (perpetuating the family name) are used to patronize, to justify bad actions. They had to use deceit to accomplish their goal. They had to use conspiracy to accomplish their goal. Sin piled upon sin, resulting in sin.
The greater the event in history does not necessarily mean that ones life, that ones attitude will change. Many see events, many live the events, and are changed emotionally for a short while, but when time and emotions wear off, they go right back to their same life style.
Opportunity lay all around Lot and his daughters. They had good choices available, but they were interested in their own personal selfishnesses, in their own personal self pity. It is far easier to sit down in ones self pity than it is to get up and become responsible even to self disciplining ones self to a daily dose of Bible study.
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End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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