Genesis 19:4–11 (ESV)
God Rescues Lot (Part 2)
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. 5 And they
called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” 6 Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, 7 and
said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly. 8 Behold, I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please. Only do nothing to these
men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof.” 9 But they said, “Stand back!” And they said, “This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse
with you than with them.” Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door down. 10 But the men reached out their hands and brought Lot into the house with them and shut the
door. 11 And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door.
Notice it was the “men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house.” So men of all ages were gathering around
Lot’s house… and they had one thing on their mind. “Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” The Hebrew word for “know them” is transliterated as “ne-dah” which means sexual relations.
So if men are wanting to have sexual relations with the two angels (which are men), then I don’t have to get into detail the name of the sin. The book of Jude states in verse 7: “just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since
they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.” Now, why did Lot offer his virgin daughters to do with them as they pleased.
What would possess a man to offer his daughters? The Lutheran Study Bible states: “do to them as you please. Culture of hospitality made it unthinkable for Lot to abandon his guests. Yet righteous Lot’s proposal was horribly wrong.
Perhaps he sought what he regarded as the lesser of two evils (heterosexual rape instead of homosexual rape), but his suggestion was evil nonetheless.”
pray: O Lord, too often we try to justify our sinful action with twisted reason. Help us to know and call sin what it is… sin. Help us to not twist sin as if it is ok, but help us to turn away from sin. Forgive us Lord, for
we are sinners. Amen.