Genesis, Old Testament

Day 7: Genesis 19-21

Hey everyone.. super excited to be writing today. I spent an incredible day out at the beach with my beautiful wife and our 4 blessings for children. I hope all of you are having a very safe and blessed 4th of July weekend.

Lets kick off by saying WOW is this whole reading for today mind blowing or what. There is honestly no words for the content of this read.

Ok right off  the bat in Chapter 19 we have Guys wanting to have sex with other men. This chapter is more intense then most what society calls “Sultry books”!

Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”

God sends these 2 angels into Sodom and Lot greeted them and convinced them to come eat with Lot and his family and what happens.. All of the people in town that Were old guys and young men wanting to sodomize male Angels. This tells you so much about how vulgar and repulsive the nation of Sodom really was.

WAIT FOR IT!!…

The craziness doesn’t stop there.. when Lot tries to get the people to leave telling them that his friends AKA Angels didn’t do the wicked things these men were trying to do. He then tries to prostitute out his 2 daughters that were virgins so they would leave the Angels alone.. WOOOOAHHH! did I just say that?? Yes I did Lot tries to prostitute his daughters!

Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”

I mean wow I am honestly mind blown at this point.. but I will tell you one thing.. Good thing Lot and his family was in God’s good graces. The Angels tell Lot that they are going to wipe out the whole city and to get out and save your family..

Lot literally only gets out of the city with his wife and his 2 daughters by the hair on their chin but suddenly that all changes what was 4 is now 3 because as the Angels had told Lot don’t turn back, Lot’s wife did not do as commanded and looked back to see the destruction and as a result of this she was instantly turned into a Pillar of Salt.

26 But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

Can you imagine your loved one “Husband or Wife” turned to Salt.. Can you imagine what would go through your mind!

Seriously.. there is so much to be said about the early days and the world they were in. So lets sum up what we have so far

  1. Guys trying to sleep with guys
  2. Prostitution
  3. and now Incest.

Lot’s daughters and him lived in a cave for a very long time and they had not met a man so they could continue Lot’s lineage so guess what they did.. They got Lot so drunk that he could barely function and they basically in today’s terms “Raped” their own father. He could not remember a thing and suddenly finds out that his daughters are pregnant with his future children.. can you imagine how insane that must have been.

33 That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and slept with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.

36 So both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their father. 37 The older daughter had a son, and she named him Moab[g]; he is the father of the Moabites of today. 38 The younger daughter also had a son, and she named him Ben-Ammi[h]; he is the father of the Ammonites[i] of today.

I will tell you one thing that was an intense read.. I could go on about the other 2 chapters but I’ll be honest it took a little catching my breath to contemplate what had happened throughout Chapter 19.

Folks who needs all these Fiction Novel’s there is no novel out there that contains this level of content!

God Bless you all!