Genesis 19: 1-7…..Entertaining angels unawares!

The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant’s house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly.

Comment: There were three persons with Abraham only two, described as angels, arrive in Sodom. They are prepared, though it may have been a test to see what Lot would do, to sleep in the market place. Lot knew where he was living and knew what would happen if they slept outside! So he presses them to come into his house. ‘New flesh’ in the area was sensed by the seriously sinful population and they came beating on Lot’s door. ‘That we may know them’ is a direct statement of homosexual desire. The city was soaked in the practice, and not realising that they were taunting God’s messengers, begged Lot to hand them over for them to ‘enjoy’ themselves with new flesh. Yuck!.

Prayer: I know modern thinking, Father, but I would be true to You.

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