Reading in Genesis 19, two angels came to Sodom to see if there were any righteous people in the city. Lot was sitting at the gateway of the city and invited them to his house. The first night of their stay, men of Sodom surrounded Lot’s house demanding to have sex with them. The men wouldn’t go away and began to break down the door. The angels pulled Lot inside and struck the men with blindness so they could not find the door (v. 11).
The angels knew at this time that the city had to be destroyed so they told Lot to gather his family and leave immediately. When Lot hesitated, the angels grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them (v. 16).
As with this passage and how Lot was protected, we can feel confident that because God is with us, we will be protected and led to safety. He watches over us wherever we are and all will work out for us. This day with God, let us take in the lessons of this day and look forward to amazing lessons of tomorrow.
There are some negative lessons to take away from today’s passage. One is how Lot’s association with the people of Sodom had negative results. He escaped the burning sulfur the Lord rained down upon Sodom and Gomorrah but his wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt (v. 26).
Another lesson is how harmful it is to be surrounded by people that give no pattern for living the way God would like. Lot’s daughters had grown up in a place where there was no shame or sense of sin. After the destruction of Sodom, they were alone because the men they were to marry had died. They saw that their chances of getting married and having children were slim (v. 31) so they saw no wrong in getting their father drunk and sleeping with him in order to carry on the family line.
Both daughters became pregnant by their father. The older daughter had a son named Moab who became the father of the Moabites. The younger daughter also had a son, and she named him Ben-Ammi who became the father of the Ammonites (vv. 36-38).