May 21 – Genesis 19:30-38
May 21 – Genesis 19:30-38
Oh Heavenly Father, this story is so sad when I realize how Lot and his time in the evil cities I will not name, impacted his daughters in such a way they were willing to have this fleshly relationship with their father that was so sinful rather than allow the blood line to disappear. How often do I try to take what You are doing and twist it to my own desires? These mortal enemies of Israel would be born out of lust for power, greed, and sin that is beyond what I can understand.
It is very doubtful that many people exist that would go to such lengths to carry on a bloodline, there are several lessons we can learn in this story. To see what greed can cause people to do, especially people who were not raised with the love of God in the daily lives. If these daughters of Lot had been raised as they should have been, with God a daily part of their lives, this would not have happened, but they were raised in the midst of a sinful city, full of people who looked to take what they wanted, rather than looking to God for direction. They also were allowed to get Lot drunk with wine. He should never have allowed himself to drink so much that he was beyond knowing he had been with his own daughters. This was also an obvious sin on the part of Lot.
Oh Father, help me to not go down a path that will lead me away from You. Help me to seek You for direction, guidance, acceptance, and love. You are the only One I need to seek. The only One I need to please. You alone should be my counselor.
Thank You Father for caring so much about me and my family that You are always available to listen, to love, to comfort and to guide.
In Jesus’ name.
This passage is difficult to read as we look at this action as an incestuous relationship.
The preservation of the bloodline of Lot was of paramount importance to his daughters. While they were indeed successful, their offspring would later become enemies of the Israelites.
Is this another example of people taking control of a situation rather than letting God be in control?
How often do we try to control an outcome rather than allow God to guide us and bless our work?
30 Now Lot went up out of Zoar and lived in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to live in Zoar. So he lived in a cave with his two daughters. 31 And the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of all the earth. 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” 33 So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father. He did not know when she lay down or when she arose.
34 The next day, the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine tonight also. Then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” 35 So they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. 36 Thus both the daughters of Lot became pregnant by their father. 37 The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab. He is the father of the Moabites to this day. 38 The younger also bore a son and called his name Ben-ammi. He is the father of the Ammonites to this day.