ASV notes on Genesis 19:18-22 and the questions to consider

שלום חברי

Lot didn’t fancy the mountain; he still wanted to take the easy way, to a little cozy town with only a few people there. God gave us our own will, free to choose, God is not forcing upon us his will, even though, He knows it is the best solution for us.

God granted Lot to run with his family to a little town that later was called Zoar south of the Dead Sea. Zoar means few or small, but if the sin had developed there as in Sodom, it would affect the Lot family there too.

Seems like God meant to destroy this little town too, but because Lot wanted to go there He didn’t, the sin in its mature state would still live on in this little place and develop from there. Where you live the sin is there, in fact, the sin is in you, you cannot run away from it, you have to fight it and stay away from areas and environments where the sin has developed and are practiced in all its variations. The sin problem was the reason that Jesus had to come to earth and suffer and die.

The questions to consider

  1. How can we know we are doing the will of God?
  2. Does our company affect how we think?
  3. Why did Jesus come to earth?

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