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And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an exsample unto those that after should live ungodly...  II Peter 2:6


. . . learning from the men, women and children of Bible times
            Lot,  Abraham's nephew                                                                           This is a true story!
 

When Abram listened and obeyed God's call to leave his home and GO,
he took with him his nephew,
Lot.
 One day when Abram's men who tended Abram's cattle were quarrelling
with Lot's men who tended Lot's cattle,
Abram suggested that they part ways because Abram hated quarrels. 

Abram asked Lot which direction he would like to go, even though Abram had the right to choose first. 
But Abram hated quarrels so if Lot chose east he would go west,
and if Lot chose west, then Abram would go east.

Lot looked toward the east and saw the fertile plains of the Jordan.
This land also had the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah.
This looked so good to Lot that Lot chose to go east; so Abram traveled west toward the land of Canaan.

One day, after men of God had visited Abram to tell him about Isaac's birth,
Abraham learned about God's plan to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because they had very wicked people living there.
Genesis chapter 18 says that Abraham pleaded,
"Will You also destroy the righteous with the wicked?"
Abraham begged God to not destroy the city if there be found 50 righteous people.

 

Because God loved Abraham so much, God agreed to check the city for 50 righteous people and not destroy Sodom if He could find 50
 good people.
  Then Abraham bravely spoke again, "
I know that I am but dust and ashes, but let me ask that you not destroy the city if there be
45
 righteous people
!"
God agreed.
Then Abraham said, "
Please don't be angry with me, Lord; but would you please not destroy the city if there be found
40
 righteous people
?"
God agreed.
"
What about
30
 righteous people
?"
God agreed.
"
20
good people
?"
God agreed.
"
10
good
?"
God agreed.

But when the angels entered Sodom,  they only found 4 good people, Lot and his wife, and their two daughters.


 

Angels were sent into the town of Sodom to get Lot and his family out.  But Lot was hesitant to leave because he and his family loved the town of Sodom.  Then angels even had to pull at their arms and drag them out of the city. They were told to run for their lives and to 'not look back'.

But Lot's wife did not obey God.  She turned and looked at Sodom burning, sorrowfully.  She turned into a pillar of salt. 

In the Gospel of Luke, when Jesus is talking about the time that He will come to rescue us from this burning earth, He says in chapter 17, "Remember Lot's wife."  Why does Jesus compare Lot's wife to someone who might love his life on earth more than an eternity with Jesus?


Lot and his two daughters flee from the burning city after his wife turns to look back.

 

Melchizedek, priest of the most high God and the king of Salem (Jerusalem)
Once when an army fought with the people of Sodom, this army carried away the city's inhabitants along with Lot and his family.  Abraham gathered up 318 of his best fighting men and they went and rescued Lot and the other people and brought them back home.  Melchizedek came to meet Abraham; he brought him bread and wine and tithes. He tried to get Abraham to keep all the goods that were rescued; but Abraham would take no gifts.

 

Isaac was the promised son of Abraham and Sarah.  Because Sarah lost patience and faith in God to fulfill his promise, Ishmael was born to Abraham and Hagar; Ishmael was not the promised son of the covenant.

Isaac married Rebekah and they had twins, Esau (the oldest) and Jacob (the younger).  Isaac favored Esau and Rebekah favored Jacob.  Genesis chapter 27 tells the story of how Jacob tricked Esau out of his birthright.  After Jacob fooled Isaac into blessing him instead of Esau, and Jacob found out that Esau was threatening to kill Jacob, Jacob fled to his mother's brother's house.  Rebekah's brother was Laban, the father of Rachel and Leah who Jacob would take as wives.


WHO IS HE?
1.
Lot
Abraham
Melchizedek

The nephew of Abraham who chose to live in Sodom.

2.
Lot
Abraham
Milchezedek

The father of the Jewish nation and all believers
3.
Laban
Abraham
Milchezedek

A priest and king of early Salem (Jerusalem)
4.
Ishmael
Abraham
Isaac

The promised son to Abraham and Sarah offered as a sacrifice by Abraham
5.
Esau
Jacob
Ishmael

Son of Abraham and Hagar, he was NOT to be the son of the covenant
6.
Jacob
Laban
Lot

Son of Isaac and Rebekah, he bought Esau's birthright for a pot of stew
7.
Laban
Esau
Jacob

The brother of Rebekah and father of Rachel and Leah
8.
Ishmael
Esau
Isaac

The firstborn son of Isaac and Rebekah, the twin brother of Jacob

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