Friday, March 12, 2010

Bible Study: As It Was In The Beginning - Genesis - Chapter 19

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Genesis. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material.


Take a few minutes to savor Genesis Chapter 19. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations…

19:1 – Lot was a judge or councilman as he was sitting in the city’s gateway where such business was conducted.

19:8 – it was more acceptable to allow your virgin daughter to be gang-raped than to allow a male guest in your home to be sodomized! WOW!!!

19:9 – Lot wasn’t “playing judge.” He was a judge or councilman! See verse 1.

19:15 – with the coming of dawn – compare to 19:1. This series of events transpired over a few hours in the middle of the night.

19:16 – when he hesitated – let go of material desires. Don’t hang onto the past. We need to do this, and die to ourselves, to be used by God.

19:12-13 – God is great in mercy. He is now withholding fire and brimstone for our sake!

19:23 – Lot reached Zoar by the time the sun had risen.

19:26 – Lot’s wife – no name, no recorded words. She disobeyed and was punished (pillar or salt).

19:29 – God save Lot and his family for Abraham’s sake.

19:30 – Why was Lot afraid to stay in Zoar?

They became secluded, hermit-like mountain people.

19:32 – Sodom’s perversion had become part of Lot’s and his daughters’ characters.

What attributes of God have you observed in your study today? How will this change your relationship with Him?

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