Good morning y’all. Today we in chapter 19 of Genesis. Here we see Sodom and Gomorrah be destroyed, Lot and his family saved and the deplorable act committed by Lots daughters.
I’ll be using the SOAP method today
Be blessed 🙂
S – Scriptures that stood out for me
Genesis 19:16 NLT: When Lot still hesitated, the angels seized his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters and rushed them to safety outside the city, for the lord was merciful.
O – Observations
O1) God is Patient and merciful to us. Lot was hesitant in leaving the town. Perhaps he was afraid of what’s to come. God was merciful to him seeing as He had promised Abraham he won’t destroy Lot and his family. Sometimes we too like Lot are hesitant to step out of our comfort zone but thank God for his patience and mercy He keeps prodding and prodding till we finally step out.
O2) God protects his own. The Angels led him out of the city safely and told them he would not destroy until they were safely in the village
O3) There is a price for disobedience. The Angels gave Lot and his family instruction not to look back but Lots wife decided to and she became a pillar of salt.
O4) God knows best. Lot couldn’t stay in Zoar anymore and he moved to the hill country. This was the same hill country the angels told him to move to earlier but he bargained with them to let him stay in Zoar instead. When we step outside of God’s will, we won’t be comfortable or at peace till we are back where He wants us to be.
O5) Verses 31 – 38 – I couldn’t believe I was reading the bible while reading these verses. It felt like I was reading a scandal magazine!. The bible is full of surprises and it sure ain’t boring :).
2 things i picked out from the verses:
1) Don’t get drunk!. When you are drunk, things that you will naturally reject, you end up doing. Its a lot more easier to fall into sin as you are no longer in control of yourself. I’m sure Lot wouldn’t have agreed to sleep with his daughters if he wasn’t drunk.
2) Be on guard at all times. Even those who are your relatives don’t always have good intentions for you. Surely Lots daughters must have known what they planned was a sin in the eyes of God seeing as God just destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for similar offences.
Interestingly though, Ruth who was in the lineage of Jesus was a Moabite. Moab is the son of Lot and his eldest daughter. God always knows how to turn what the enemy meant for evil around for good!
A – Application
A1) Trust God for safety and protection from all that’s going on around us and obey whatever instructions He has given us.
A2) Avoid being drunk…The end result is never good.
P – Prayer
Dear Lord we thank you for today. We pray your protection over us and our families. Give us the grace to be obedient to whatever it is you require of us and help us to trust that you always know whats best for us. In Jesus Name. Amen
Thanks for joining today. Pls feel free to leave your thots on the chapter especially on the actions of Lots daughters.
Have a blessed day. Remember God is Sovereign and knows best.
***With God all things are possible***