*These notes come from Bob Deffinbaugh’s study on Genesis 19 at Bible.org
- Lot goes from a city councilman to a caveman in one day
- Cities are not portrayed well in the Bible, but the problem is not with the city but with the soul
- Lot was unable to save his whole family because he had not been outwordly speaking/living the faith and they did not believe his words of warning
- Abraham pleads for the good of others and Lot pleads for himself
- It was Abraham’s faithfulness and not Lot’s that saved him
- Lot is passive
- The two nations that come from Lot were a pain to Abraham and his descendants
- How do our cities compare to Sodom?
- Lot may have been a believer, but not a disciple. He tried to keep one foot in the world and the other with the faithful
- still because he believed he was saved by Abraham like we are saved by Jesus, not ourselves
- While both Lot and Jesus lived among sinners, the difference is Jesus spoke out against it and Lot did not. Salvation was also not spoken of.
- Lot’s problem was not living in the world, but in living of it
- Daughters learned from Lot to set aside morality for practicality, making Lot to blame for their actions
- many sins of children are not learned from the world but from their parents
- We are not called to flee from the world but to live in the world with Christ