Summary: Here is a shameless scene….Lot was Abrahams nephew and he is a judge in the city of Sodom…because verse 1 says “he sat in the gate”
Genises 19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 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. 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. 8 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. 9 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. 10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. 11 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.
Here is a shameless scene….Lot was Abrahams nephew and he is a judge in the city of Sodom…because verse 1 says “he sat in the gate”
It was at the gates of the city that legal things took place in that day. So, that was the best place for a judge to take care of sealing land deeds….judgment over outsiders and so on.
Many have questioned Lots salvation….There is a good reason….he moved to Sodom a place known for its immoral way of life…but his occupation was a judge ….a politician.
I feel personally that Lot followed his role as a judge and education into a life of politics.
But the Bible says Lot was a righteous man 2 Peter 2
6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
Bible says Lot was vexed with filthy conversation of the wicked…..In other words..Lot was irritated….very tired of all Sodom’s wickedness and filthy ways.
Lot was living in a perverted city….a city that was so sinful that their evil had reached the very throne of God because the 2 Angels said in verse 13 of Genius chapter 19. For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.