Today’s Scripture: Genesis 18:1-21:7
This was a very interesting read. If I didn’t know better I would think this was the plot in the latest R rated movie or maybe an HBO Reality series!
Gen 18:20. So the Lord said, “I have heard a great outcry from Sodom and Gomorrah, because their sin is so flagrant. I am going down to see if their actions are a wicked as I have heard. If not, I want to know.”
As I worked my way through today’s reading it seemed like all of today’s players were a little, ummm… dysfunctional. They seemed pretty wicked, including Lot and his daughters. And Abraham and Sarah were right behind them. Here are a few of the highlights:
- The men of Sodom were beating Lot’s door down to have sex with his house guests
- Lot thought he was doing a smart thing by giving his virgin daughters to these perverts at his door to protect his house guests
- Lot’s daughters thought the only way to preserve their family line was to get their father drunk and have sex with him
- Abraham lied about his wife Sarah AGAIN and put her in a position to possibly be forced to have sex with the King Abimelech of Gerar.
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty good about my family right now!
There’s something I realized for the first time today. The Ten Commandments weren’t given until approximately 1000 years after the flood. The one thing they did have from Adam and Eve’s mistake in the Garden was the knowledge of good and evil. Did they override that knowledge? Did God give us our instruction book, the Bible as a result of the sinful mortal flesh (Gen 6:3) of the early humans?
I don’t know the answers but I do know that from the days of Sodom until today, we needed a savior. Thank you Lord for sending your Son, Jesus Christ to redeem humanity for our wickedness.
Heavenly Father, Thank you for Jesus!