FEBRUARY 16, 2016
NATURE OF GOD 7
Memory verse: Genesis 19:12 “And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? Son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place”
How about Sodom and Gomorrah?
Did God destroy Sodom because of homosexuality?
Did he destroy the city at all?
If we say they were destroyed because of sin or homosexuality itself what of the daughters of Lot? They had incestual relations with their father!
Is incest pardonable and homosexuality not?
If you have been following, I have said where ever you see death and destruction in the scriptures never see God as the cause. Look out for God trying to save men!
This is who he is.
The God who saves!
Now to Sodom and Gomorrah.
Genesis 19:11-14 “But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door. And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it. And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.”
The angels say destruction is coming to this place you have to leave.
They hurried Lot out.
Then later it says fire fell from heaven and destroyed Sodom.
Genesis 19:23-24 “The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven”
As I read this, there are a few things I noticed.
- The angels hurried them out as though they had no control over the timing of the fire.
- It says fire fell from heaven. Which heaven?
Is it from the heaven where God’s throne is? Or did it mean the sky?
It says fire and brimstone. In some places it means fire and volcanic ash.
So my thinking cap comes on.
The fire wasn’t a spiritual fire.
It fell from the sky (heaven)
If something like this occurred today our understanding would be that a comet fell on Sodom!
A comet fell from outside earth into the earth on Sodom.
It was a natural disaster.
A disaster that occurred for one reason alone
There was sin in the world and death came by sin.
God in his mercy sent angels to warn lot and his family to save them.
Note also that the angel asked of his in-laws too.
These were Sodomites.
They laughed at the message when he warned them of the coming destruction.
God is always willing to save.
Men are destroyed when they don’t heed.
CONFESSION: I am born of the will of God. I am a new creation. I am righteous. I am seated in heavenly places in Christ. I live above fear of evil, danger. Amen
FURTHER BIBLE READING: Daniel 6, Judges 6
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