Book Of Genesis – Advance Study – Part 29

We will begin this lesson in Genesis 19:30 “And Lot went up out of
Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he
feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.”
There are several things we must be reminded of here. The angels of God
had told Lot, from the beginning, to go up to the mountains, but Lot wanted
to go to this town. Lot had a stubborn nature wanting to do his own thing,
rather than obey God’s command. In verse 29 of last lesson, we saw that God
remembered Abraham and saved Lot. It was not Lot’s doing that he was saved,
but rather because he was Abraham’s nephew. “Zoar” means littleness or
smallness, and was one of the five cities which were in the Jordan valley.
Zoar was a very close distance to Sodom and Gomorrah.

Genesis 19:31 “And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father [is]
old, and [there is] not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the
manner of all the earth:” Genesis 19:32 “Come, let us make our father drink
wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.”
This plan these girls had figured out to do was a very evil sin in the
sight of God. Incest, such as this, is prevalent in our society today. Most
incest is started by the father. This was even worse, because it was
initiated by the girls. At any rate, this was a very evil plot.

Genesis 19:33 “And they made their father drink wine that night: and
the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when
she lay down, nor when she arose.” Genesis 19:34 “And it came to pass on the
morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight
with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in,
[and] lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.”

The one thing that is so evident, here, is that their dad got drunk. He
had to be willing to drink this wine. Drunkenness is the cause of so many
other sins; a person who is drunk (whether on drugs, or alcohol} is not in
control of his own will. Alcohol causes many child abuse cases, wife
beatings, and even unintended homicide. A person needs to stay in control of
his own will at all times. God does not excuse drunkenness as an excuse to

Genesis 19:35 “And they made their father drink wine that night also:
and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay
down, nor when she arose.” Genesis 19:36 “Thus were both the daughters of
Lot with child by their father.”

These daughters had committed a terrible sin. Not only is this sin such
a spiritual disgrace, but close relatives having children can cause
imbeciles to be born. Many times children of this type relation are born
with physical defects, as well. God considers this type of behavior as an
abomination. Nothing good could come of this.

The word “Lot” means pebble. Surely he was an earthly man. This type of
sin goes along with the sin prevalent in Sodom and Gomorrah. All those sins
are spoken of as an abomination to God.

Genesis 19:37 “And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab:the same [is] the father of the Moabites unto this day.”
The word “Moab” means from father. Of course, he would be looked down
on, because of his manner of birth. He became the father of the Moabites.
The Moabites ancestry goes back to Terah, Father of Abraham, but it seemed
they fell from grace and actually warred against their Hebrew relatives from
time to time. They got into idolatry and worshipped the false god Chemosh.
The Moabites became known as children of Chemosh. They actually sacrificed
their children to this false god. You see just how far perversion and evil
sex sin can carry a person who is caught up in it. This sin carried on for
generations, and just got worse and worse. In Deuteronomy, these Moabites
were excluded from the congregation for ten generations, because of their
sins. We will see much more of the Moabites. One good thing happened in
Ruth. She was a Moabite. She was, also, in the physical ancestry of Jesus.
Genesis 19:38 “And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his
name Ben-ammi: the same [is] the father of the children of Ammon unto this

Here, again, this son, named Benammi, had very little to be proud of.
His mother had conceived him of his grandfather. The Hebrews, as Christians
today, considered this a grave sin. “Benammi” means son of my kindred. This
Benammi was the beginning of the Ammonites. These people were nomads. They
were so intertwined with the Moabites that they were both called by both
names from time to time. The Israelites were forbidden to molest these
Ammonites, even though the Ammonites sometimes sided against Israel. Their
false god was Molech. They made their children walk through the fire.
Cruelty was very much of their worship. God completely destroyed these
people, and there is no known connection with them today. None of their
cities exist today.

So much has happened in this 19th chapter of Genesis, I think it would
be good to review.

The two angels (male) visited Lot to warn him of the destruction of
Sodom and Gomorrah, God protected the angels by blinding the homosexual
Sodomites. The angels pulled Lot, Lot’s wife and Lot’s two daughters out of
the city, and left two homosexual sons-in-law there to be destroyed. Lot’s
wife looked back and was turned to a pillar of salt.

It seemed that Lot, Lot’s wife, and his two daughters were not really
in tune with God. Abraham’s pleading with God saved their lives. Lot did not
even obey God and go to the mountain immediately. Lot’s wife disobeyed, and
looked back with longing to the evil city. Parents, who are not obedient to
God, usually will raise disobedient children. Lot’s two girls committed an
even worse sin than their parents, and brought evil upon their ancestors, as

Next lesson, we will study chapter 20 of Genesis