101-119-Genesis Part 2 Chapter 19
Lot was a righteous man living in the city of Sodom and the Angels came to the city. Lot was at the city gate in the evening and recognized them to be of the Lord and bowed before them. Care was taken to save Lot and his family from the judgment of the Lord but Lot lingered in his preparations to hastily leave Sodom. Salvation comes by God’s grace and His mercy. When we fall under His conviction to often we linger in our sinful condition and delay the work we must do. By the grace of God we are saved but if God had not been merciful towards Lot he would have missed the opportunity to escape the judgment of God. When God issues His call we must not return to Satan or linger in our sin or rest in our self and the world but reach for Jesus and heaven for that is escaping to the mountain. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was the revelation of God’s wrath against sin and sinners. Sin and unrighteous behavior is a path to our own destruction.
Lot went out of Zoar and up into the mountains with his two daughters. Lot was a righteous man and mourned for the sin of Sodom. Now on the mountain he felt safe from the wickedness of this world. It is when we think we are above our sinful nature that we are most venerable and should never let our guard down. Sometimes the trap can be laid from the least expected place. His daughters offered him wine in order to seduce him so they could bear children. Lot willingly drank until he was drunk and unknowing of what was happening to him. The sin of drunkenness is a great peril which very often leads to greater sin. Many a person does that in drunkenness that would be a horror to them if known with a sober mind. Both Lot and his daughters are without excuse and nothing more can be said but this. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? From the silence of the scripture about Lot from here forward, learn that drunkenness, as it makes one forgetful, so it also makes one forgotten.