How did Lot think his daughters got pregnant?

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Speaker 1

So Laurie is asking, how does Lot think his daughters got pregnant?

Speaker 2

I’ve always wondered this too.

Speaker 3

Yeah, me too. And that’s an interesting question. So, Laurie, I appreciate your question. It’s definitely a not nice story. I don’t like this story. It bothers me. Any sort of incest in any way disgusts me. So I honestly hate the stories of Bible, but I thank God because it’s what makes the Bible so true, is that it brings up real stories of real stuff that happens in real life and there’s awful things that happen in this world as a result of sin. And the story of Lots daughters is so sad because it doesn’t just affect them in their generation, but for generations to come. So just as far as the story of Lots daughters, this is found in the book of Genesis, chapter 19, where Lot was living in Soda with his wife and his daughters and their husbands. And God calls them out. And so Lot literally takes his wife and his daughters and they’re not supposed to turn around and look back at the city. And of course, Lots of wife turns around and looks and she becomes a pillar of salt. So he loses his wife along the exit route and then he gets to a cave where he and his daughters are being protected by God.

Speaker 3

And while Sodom is being destroyed, while his daughters didn’t know that there was maybe another cities in the world, and they thought that there was no other man on earth other than their father, and so, sadly, they are like, well, we need to keep the human race going, basically. And so as you read in Genesis, chapter 19, verses 30 through 38, that’s basically the story I’ll just summarize. But basically they get their father drunk because I’m sure they know if they approached him with like, hey, can you impregnate us? He would have said, Absolutely not. That goes against the law of God. And Lot was a righteous man. And you see that even in Second Peter in the New Testament. Lot was a righteous person, but his daughters deceived him by giving him alcohol and getting him drunk enough to sleep with him one night after the other. And so both of them end up pregnant. The first daughter had a son named Amon Moab, and the second daughter had a daughter named Amen. Now, if you know anything about this history of biblical history of Israel, you’ll know that Amon and Moab were awful.

Speaker 3

They were awful sons, and their descendants were evil and terrible people and they did nothing but terrorize God’s people for generations to come. And so this was definitely not something blessed by God. This was not something God wanted or willed in any way. But obviously God gives us the freedom of choice. And so that’s kind of what we see here. Now, as far as Lot knowing how his daughter got pregnant, he didn’t know. I mean they were married. He probably assumed that they were just pregnant from their husband’s prior because we know that they were married, but their husbands refused to leave. And so I’m guessing that’s probably what he thought. But honestly, after this story in Genesis 19, there’s no more mention of that at all in the rest of the book or really any further history in the rest of the Bible. So we don’t know what happened after that. I’m sure Lot was very ashamed if he ever found out, but he could have been that he just assumed that these were children of their husbands because as far as I understand in Genesis 19, it says that they were married prior.

Speaker 3

And just as a note on this story, as much as this wasn’t God’s will, I think that God allowed it again to remind us of the consequences of sin is that when you make a wrong choice outside of God’s will that there are consequences and that it doesn’t just affect you, it affects your children and your children to come. But still, even with those bad things, god can turn them into a blessing. And we see that in the Book of excuse me, I just lost my spot because I was looking up something else in the Book of I believe it’s excuse me. Deuteronomy, chapter 23. And if you read here, there’s a really cool verse in Deuteronomy chapter 23, verse three, it says, an ammonite or Moabite shall not enter the assembly of the Lord, even to the 10th generation. None of his descendants shall enter the assembly of the Lord. So basically the Ammonites and the Moabites were not nice people. They ended up being descendants, their descendants. Like I said, they did nothing but harass off the people for a long time. But it says in verse five, nevertheless, the Lord your God would not listen that God would turn the curse into a blessing.

Speaker 3

But the Lord your God turned. Sorry. In verse five, it says that he turned a curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you. And so even though there are curses in this world, god can turn those curses into blessings. And so I just want to remind everybody that God isn’t in the business of just punishment and doom and gloom and bad things. God wants to turn those curses, even the bad decisions that we make sometimes god wants to turn those things into blessings because he loves you. And so I just want to close on that thought that, yes, Lot didn’t know probably how that happened. He had no memory of it. It was definitely not something he would have decided to do on his own. He was deceived. And we as God’s people also have to be careful not to be deceived so that we’re not fooled by the wiles of evil people or by the devil and so that we’re not producing sin that can cause curses for generations. But even if bad things happen, we do make bad choices. Praise the Lord. He’s able to turn those curses into blessings.

Speaker 3

Wendy, any other thoughts on that? I think you’re muted.

Speaker 2

Yeah. If you have a question, Faye has a question that actually, I was thinking that, too. Maybe I misheard you, but it’s a.

Speaker 1

Good question for the virgins that were unmarried, yet didn’t say to the mom that wanted to attack the angels to take his two daughters who are so virgin.

Speaker 3

You’re right. I apologize. You are right. That is in the book of Genesis 19, verse eight, it says these two daughters who have never slept with them and let me bring them. You’re right. I apologize. I thought he did have a daughter, though, that he had sons in laws, so maybe that was different. Children.

Speaker 2

Yeah, he probably had a big family. So he lost some in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and then still then lost his wife. What a tragic story.

Speaker 3

Yeah. In verse 14. So he went and spoke to his sons in law who were pledged to marry his daughters. He said, Hurry. But his sons in law thought he was joking, as you see in verse 14 of that chapter. So I apologize. You’re right. But who knows? Even if he knew his daughters who weren’t very good girls, maybe he thought that they had gotten pregnant by somebody else like these guys that were pledged to them. So before they were married. Who knows? We don’t know. The Bible is not clear on that.

Speaker 2

Yeah. And actually, another reason why we would know his virgin daughters is because probably historically and even culturally today, those are the ones that would be living with him. The ones who are married will be living with their husbands, which is why he’ll be pleading with the husbands to please come with me, because they control the household.

Speaker 3

That’s true.

Speaker 2

I really appreciate your point about why that story is in the Bible, and it’s because of that story explains the blood headlines that have such a huge impact on the Israelites going forward, so great point on that.

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