Comment, Like, & Favorite
Lot And His Daughters
Joachim Antonisz Wtewael
Digital Art - Digital Reproduction
�Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof,� (Gen. 19:8).
The context of this verse is that two angels had visited Lot in Sodom in an effort to get him to leave the city since it was about to be destroyed. Apparently these two angels appeared in the form of men. Meanwhile, many of the men of the city, who were homosexual, wanted to have relations with the two men, not knowing they were really angels. But, Lot offered his daughters to the crowd of people instead. The crowd refused the daughters and began to forcibly enter Lot's home in order to abduct the two men/angels so that they might molest them sexually. The angels then blinded the people in the crowd and the crowd dispersed.
Why would Lot offer his daughters to the mob of men since it was a very bad thing to do? Quite simply, what Lot did was wrong. He was hypocritical and ungodly in his action. In that culture, it was extremely important to treat visitors very well since the host of a home in a city automatically represented that city to the visitors. It was a very big deal to make sure the visitors were well treated. This may have played a part in Lot's decision to honor his guests, but it makes no difference. Lot was very wrong to offer his own daughters to the mob.
Some may think that Lot was a very godly man. But this is not the case in this instance. If he were, why was he living in Sodom in the first place? Why did he choose to go there? It is probably true that Lot was a God-fearing man to some extent, but he obviously was compromising his values and was probably being influenced by the sinfulness of the city. In his compromised position, he sinned by offering his daughters.
Finally, we must look at 2 Pet. 2:6-7,
"and if He [God] condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly thereafter; 7 and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men..."
Even the righteous before God can do things that are wrong. Overall, Lot feared God and trusted in Him -- even though he did wrong by offering his daughters. God does not remember our sins (Isaiah 43:25). Therefore, Lot's sins were not remembered when Lot was described in Peter's account.
December 4th, 2012
Viewed 343 Times - Last Visitor from Palo Alto, CA on 07/12/2014 at 11:11 AM
copy and paste to your website / blog - preview
lot and his daughters framed prints, joachim antonisz wtewael framed prints, naked framed prints, nude framed prints, incest framed prints, sex framed prints, sensual framed prints, old masters framed prints, vintage image framed prints, biblical framed prints, religious framed prints, christian framed prints, christian art framed prints, jewish framed prints, jews framed prints, jew framed prints, jewish art framed prints, lot and his daughters greeting cards, joachim antonisz wtewael greeting cards, naked greeting cards, nude greeting cards, incest greeting cards, sex greeting cards, sensual greeting cards, old masters greeting cards, vintage image greeting cards, biblical greeting cards, religious greeting cards, christian greeting cards, christian art greeting cards, jewish greeting cards, jews greeting cards, jew greeting cards, jewish art greeting cards, lot and his daughters prints, joachim antonisz wtewael prints, naked prints, nude prints, incest prints, sex prints, sensual prints, old masters prints, vintage image prints, biblical prints, religious prints, christian prints, christian art prints, jewish prints, jews prints, jew prints, jewish art prints, lot and his daughters posters, joachim antonisz wtewael posters, naked posters, nude posters, incest posters, sex posters, sensual posters, old masters posters, vintage image posters, biblical posters, religious posters, christian posters, christian art posters, jewish posters, jews posters, jew posters, jewish art posters