GENESIS 19 IN FOCUS
”Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8 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.”9 “Get out of our way,” they replied.”
What is the cause of cheating in relationships? Why is bribery gaining grounds in society? Why do people engage in corruption with boldness, eagerness and enthusiasm? why are people welcoming and playing the game of lies, slander, impersonation and murder without regret? Why do people insult? why will people chose to do evil when they can do what is right?
Destruction was coming the way of Sodom. Abraham had done his very best to intercede and plead for their salvation. Lot tried his very best to protect the people from a pending disaster but, the people were ready for it. They were eagerly doing all they could to welcome the disaster. Though Lot offered them a more noble and honorable option, his two daughters ”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” they rejected it.
It is amazing to notice how God would be shielding us from certain pending disaster but we may eagerly take steps to meet and welcome such destruction.
Our society is suffering from so many woes today because we have chosen to opt for the evil path. We have killed our conscience. What is wrong is now right and what is right is now wrong. We commit various atrocities of all kind without pondering over how right or wrong it is. We over look the consequences of what we do. We have exchanged the Godly way for the worldly as it was in the days of Sodom ”Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.’‘
Paul wrote :The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
If our society will be free from corruption. If our society will be free from greed. If our society will be free from slander. If our society will be free from gossip. If our society will be free from bribery. If our society will be free from the numerous woes, then we must guard our conscience.
PONDER: For what reasons did God give us mind and conscience?