Saturday, July 20, 2013

Teens in the Bible - Lot's Daughters

Chapter 27 Lot’s daughters

Usually incest happens when a male assaults a female relative, but the story of Lot’s daughters shows us the perverted thinking of two sisters who essentially raped their drunken father on consecutive nights. What were they thinking?

Lot and his family lived in Sodom – you know the story – Sodom and Gomorrah received a horrible judgment from God when, because of their grievous sins, He rained down burning sulfur on the two cities from out of the heavens.

Wicked, wicked people inhabited Sodom and Gomorrah, hell bent on practicing sexual perversions: rape, sodomy (hence the name), orgies – they even were eager to get their hands on the angels, to defile them, too. Lot’s teen daughters were undoubtedly influenced by their surroundings. You can’t live in an evil society and not be affected. Lot and his wife had not protected or sheltered their daughters well enough, had they? Lot himself was reluctant to leave and the angels had to grab his hand and lead him out. His wife also was hesitant. She looked back after she was warned not to and she was turned into a pillar of salt (I picture the ashy human shadows left on stone walls after nuclear bombs fell on Hiroshima).

These teen girls got pregnant by their father and each had a son. One became the father of the Moabites and the other the father of the Ammonites. In Deuteronomy we read that “no Ammonite or Moabite or any of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord, even down to the tenth generation.” But that’s another story.

Next Saturday last up: Timothy

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