And they called unto Lot, and said unto him: Where are
the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out
unto us, that we may know them.
Read Genesis 19:1-7
It must not have been easy for Lot to have lived in Sodom. We read in Peter’s
second letter that he vexed his soul by seeing and hearing the unlawful
deeds of its citizens (2 Peter 2:7,8). He was confronted with all kinds of sin.
It seems that some members of his household conformed to the inhabitants
of Sodom. That must have caused Lot much sorrow. He knew that it was really
his own fault; if he had made different choices, things could have turned
out very differently.
The Sodomites lived immoral lives. Homosexuality was widely accepted.
This can be deduced from our Scripture reading: The men of Sodom desired
to abuse Lot’s guests. However, Lot did everything he could to protect them,
even if it meant that he would have to give up his daughters (Genesis 19:8)
The sin of homosexuality would have been worse than the illegitimate taking
of Lot’s daughters by the men of Sodom.
We must never tolerate homosexuality under any circumstances. The message
that homosexuality is against the Lord’s creation order must be clearly
conveyed. Satan will do his best to make us believe that such feelings must
not only be tolerated, but also receive free expression, even though God’s
Word points us in an entirely opposite direction.
Thought: Healing ought to be the aim when counseling homosexuals.
Psalter 271:3 (based on Psalm 101)
The faithful and the upright Shall minister to me;
The lying and deceitful My favor shall not see.
I will in daily judgment All wickedness reward,
And cleanse from evil doers The city of the Lord.