Tuesday, June 14, 2022


Genesis chapter 19 verse 30 says this;

Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. 

After Lot and his family were evacuated from Sodom, they were taken to Zoar which was a small town on the plains.

When the fiery judgement of God fell on the cities of the plains,  the town of Zoar was spared because Lot was there.

However, Lot became afraid to stay in Zoar. He may have felt the same judgement that visited Sodom would also visit Zoar at some point because they shared a common civic culture. Lot fled to the mountains with his two daughters and they settled in a cave.

Lot, having lived in the fast-paced city of Sodom, was now living primitively in a remote mountain  cave.

Further to that, the lawless proclivities of the cities on the plains followed them to the cave so that Lot's two daughters plotted against their father and conspired to have children by him while he was inebriated out of his senses.

And thus Lot, without his knowledge, became the father of the Moabites and the Ammonites through his own daughters.

Lot should have trusted God's promise of safety and stayed in Zoar. He may not have been susceptible to his daughters' plotting.

May the Lord spare us from wicked plots.


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