#3 Rape and Fireballs and Incest, Oh My!
(Genesis 19:1-8)

Genesis 19:1-8
The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom.  When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant's house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.”  But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.  But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house.  And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.”  Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly.  Behold, I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please. Only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof.”

  Nothing says good host like “Don’t rape my guests!  Here, rape my virgin daughters!”  At least Lot knew the pecking order (pun very intended) when it came to the potential rape.  Dodged a phallic-shaped bullet there angels!
   (v11)But, luckily for the daughters (yay, they get to save their virginity to be spent on their father later!) the angels struck the men blind.   (v14-15)The angels then told Lot “we’re about to destroy this city” which was soon followed by everyone going to bed.  Y'know, the natural response to hearing where you are standing, right now, will be utterly decimated.
  The now-blinded sexual deviants stumbling around outside probably would have fetishized their lack of sight eventually giving that they were unbuckling their pants the moment two strangers entered their town.  So... why was Lot living in such a weird town?  Did he only rape so few people that God went "well... alright, send two angels to Lot's family" or was he the "weirdo" who didn't rape people?
   (v15)Obviously the blind rapists stumbling around outside didn't keep Lot’s family from a good night’s rest, the angels (having slept themselves) had to wake them up with “countdown to imminent destruction- get out of the city!”  (v16)But Lot “lingered” (probably busy apologizing to his daughters for the night before) so the angels took the family by the hands and flew/teleported them out of the city.  You know the rest of the story, (v26)pillar of salt (lady, cool people do.not.look at explosions!), (v32-36)incest, (v37-38)bastard children becoming the fathers of the Moabites and Ammonites.  
  Y’know, a busy weekend for the righteous-enough-to-be-spared family(2Peter2:7).  (Do I smell a sitcom?)

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