Genesis 19:36

Posted on October 15, 2009

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Genesis 19:36

So both of Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father. 

Alright, I'm gonna say it. Chapter 19 is weird.

We started with the Village People surrounding Lot's house and end with drunk Lot sleeping with his daughter's two nights in a row.

There is so much wrong with the story, but I think the most interesting/depressing part is the desperation shown by Lot's daughters.

After they escape the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah they find themselves with their dad in a cave up in the mountains and the older daughter gets (what she thinks) is a great idea.

She tells the younger sister. "Hey…let's get dad drunk, sleep with him and have baby's What do you think? Brilliant huh?"

And this is where I expect the younger daughter to say "WHAT ???? Are you some crazy wack job? That is the grossest, weirdest, nastiest thing I have ever heard."

But nooooooooo……the younger daughter says "sure, not sure why I didn't think of that first."

Flash Forward 48 hours, we have Lot waking up from hangover number two, a pair of pregnant daughters, and the God of the Universe shaking his head thinking these were the good people that Abraham was talking about.

Back to the daughter's desperation….it is amazing to me that they got so desperate so fast that they were willing to compromise every bit of dignity, common sense, and understanding of right and wrong they had ever known.

It's crazy how crazy people can be.

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