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Genesis 19:31-34
  • Genesis 19:...
    31 Now the firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man on the earth to come in to us as is the custom of all the earth.
    32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father."
    33 So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.
    34 It happened on the next day that the firstborn said to the younger, "Indeed I lay with my father last night; let us make him drink wine tonight also, and you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father."

    even though it was to preserve the lineage of their father, was that something, you know, okay at the time? was there no problem or thinking twice over this, that it's their father, or was it just long ago, if you are doing this type of thing for an important purpose other than to satisfy your desire, it was alright?
  • no, it wasn't ok at all.
    lot ignores the angels' commands till the last minute, then decides to flee somewhere else other than where the angel told him and so everything gets messed up.
    he survives but not really successfully.

    similarly if we are not careful to follow God, we can get messed up too.
    lots' daughters did not pray about their problem (no husbands), they just invented their own solution.
    God's way is always best, we should never think we know better coz then we really screw up.
  • We can't fully blame Lot's daughters for what happened after they had all left Sodom. Their mother was never at home and their father was not enough strict with them, he was tolerant to sin. What we can learn from this chapter is that there can be no mixture of water and oil, and that renouncing sin also means to reject it and stay away from it. It also means that once we become tolerant to it, and intermingle with siners, our family will get the wrong impression and we scandalize others by doing so.

    You must also remember that the Law of Moses had not been revealed, the Oral Law was not passed perfectly and at the time of Lot this was really a problem. At that time there could be exceptions to the Incest restrictions because there were very few human beings and the command of every creature is to reproduce (this command supercedes the incest restrictions).


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