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. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door. (Gen 19:5-11)
This episode, not only shows us the depravity of the men of Sodom, but also the impact that living in this den of iniquity had on Lot. He offered his own daughters to these men in order to protect his visitors. The men could now mock this man who lived in their city, even though he opposed their behavior. It is also telling that even with Lot, his wife, his four daughters, and two sons-in-law, there are not ten righteous people in these four cities. Only when four of them escaped to Zoar does the number rise above ten, and so that city is spared, as Abraham had prayed. Lot still lost two daughters and their husbands because they rejected GOD.
The judgment on wickedness is a reminder that all of us are under the judgment of GOD because of sIn, and only through the grace of GOD can we be saved. It is only by faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary that anyone may receive forgiveness and the Salvation that reconciles us to GOD and eternal life with and in Him. This is the message of hope that we have and we are commanded to tell everyone we meet, and as we go share the Good News of the Gospel that they might believe, and believing have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. He calls you turn away from your sIn and unrighteousness, that you may receive His forgiveness through faith in what He has already done on that cruel Roman cross. Our GOD has already judged sIn, but He offers you forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life.