May 19 – Genesis 19:1-14

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May 19 - Genesis 19:1-14
Heavenly Father, we see such evil in this story and we also see that Lot had not only done nothing to bring God into this sinful city, but he became much like the evil people of this city. Oh Father, I pray that I can do things that would influence those around me to choose You rather than be changed myself and become like the world. Help me be a light in a dark world. Please help me make a difference for You. I know I am one person, but one person used by You can make such a difference. Use me Father, I am willing. Help me be ready. Help me be able. Help me be willing. Help me not falter and get discouraged. It is so easy to look around the world today and even in our churches and want to give up, but the closer we get to the finish line, the harder we need to work. Our work is in vain without You blessing it, using it. Send me Lord.
In Jesus’ name.

This passage shows us clearly how wicked and evil humans had become.
We see two very distinct sides of Lot’s personality. He offered protection for his visitors by bringing them into his house and yet he was willing to offer up his daughters to the mob.
What does this tell us about Lot?
Even given his struggles, God was willing to save Lot and his family?
What does this tell us about the God we serve?
How often have we needed to seek God’s forgiveness for our transgressions? God always forgives and loves us unconditionally as He did Lot. Thank you, Lord.

Genesis 19:1-14
The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth 2 and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant's house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” 3 But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. 5 And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” 6 Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, 7 and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly. 8 Behold, I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please. Only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof.” 9 But they said, “Stand back!” And they said, “This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.” Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door down. 10 But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them and shut the door. 11 And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door.
12 Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Sons-in-law, sons, daughters, or anyone you have in the city, bring them out of the place. 13 For we are about to destroy this place, because the outcry against its people has become great before the Lord, and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.” 14 So Lot went out and said to his sons-in-law, who were to marry his daughters, “Up! Get out of this place, for the Lord is about to destroy the city.” But he seemed to his sons-in-law to be jesting.


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