Support Us Why did Lot offer up his daughters to be gang raped? Why did God allow Lot's daughters to later have sex with their father? Two men who were really angels appeared in Sodom where Lot lived with his family.
Lot begged the men of the city not to do this evil thing, and he offered up his two virgin daughters to them instead. The second incident Genesis We are told in 1 Corinthians In other words, God gives us the whole truth about biblical characters, their sin, their failures, their victories and good deeds, and we are to learn from their example, what to do and what not to do.
In fact, this is one of the ways God teaches us what we need to know in order to make good choices as believers. Whatever his thought process was, it was wrong and indefensible.
However, there is no doubt that God had declared him to be positionally righteous, even during his time in Sodom. At some point Lot had believed in the coming Messiah, and that faith resulted in a righteous standing before God.
What we have in the story of Lot is an illustration of a man who once lived close to his godly relatives and had backslidden and was living according to his sin nature. That sounds quite simple, but, in fact, sitting in the gate meant that Lot had so entered into the society of Sodom that he was a judge there Genesis In spite of his position, the men of Sodom had no respect for him because they knew he was a hypocrite. Was Lot right to offer his own daughters in place of the men the Sodomites wanted?
This may be because they saw the destruction of Sodom and believed they were the only people left on earth. They were trying to preserve the family line. Why did Lot have sex with his own daughters?
Yes, his daughters conspired to get him drunk, but Lot willingly drank and, when he was drunk, he lost what little control and common sense he had Genesis The lesson can we learn from this is, when a person has too much to drink, he does not make good choices and loses control of his morals and operates out of the sinful, carnal nature.
As a result of the incest, two children were born, and those two children are the fathers of two nations that have been at odds with and the source of much suffering to Israel down through history. Why did God allow Lot to offer his daughters, and why did He allow them to commit incest? Sometimes God gives us His reasons for doing something but not very often. The more we get to know God, the more we understand Him and His reasons for doing things. We must be very careful when we ask why God does something and be sure we are not calling into question God Himself, His judgment, His character, and His very nature.
Nevertheless, our responsibility to God is to obey Him, to trust Him, and to submit to His will, whether we understand it or not. Lot did the things he did because he chose to live in his old sin nature and do what was easy, and he made choices to flirt with evil instead of living to honor God.
As a result, there was suffering for Lot, his wife and daughters, and, by association, the nation of Israel for years to come. The lesson for us is that we need to make choices that do not conform to the world and to submit to the Word of God, which will guide us into living lives that are pleasing to God.