THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN THE CITY OF SODOM
The nineteenth chapter of Genesis
records 6 kinds of people in the City of Sodom.
The Sodomites (Gen 19:4-9)
The men of the city were very
wicked. On hearing that there were guests in Lot’s
house, the men of Sodom compassed
the house round, both young and old, all the people from every quarter had
conic with evil intent to have relations with Lot’s
guests. Their debauchery was reflected in their conversation with Lot.
And Lot grieved over the deeds of the Sodomites. The
world in the end time will he like the City of Sodom
(Rev 11 :5). Sooner or later, it is going to be
Lot’s Sons-In-Law (Gen )
The two sons-in-law were sinners
of the City of Sodom. They
responded to Lot’s serious words with mockery. Similarly
today, people will reject and mock at the truth preached to them (2 Pet 3:3-4).
Lot’s Wife (Gen )
She believed the words spoken by
the angels and came out from the City of Sodom.
She was saved hut was struck dead and became a pillar of salt when she turned
and looked back at the sinful city. Believers who love the world are like Lot’s
wife. Since we have departed from the sinful world we must not turn hack and
look but must press forward towards the holy mountain of God (Col
Lot’s Daughters (Gen -38)
The incest committed by the two
daughters of Lot was probably learnt from the City of Sodom
where they had seen such practices and so were influenced by them. The Bible
records, “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of
the flesh reap corruption” (Gal 6:8).
Lot (Gen 19:1)
departed from the man of faith. Abraham, on account of his love for the city of
sin. He left Canaan for Sodom.
Lot was made an official. He sat at the gateway to judge
the people. At first, he seemed to have gained a lot but in the end he lost
much more, including his properties and his wife. when
the city he was living in was destroyed.
Abraham (Gen -28)
Of all the characters mentioned in
this chapter only Abraham remained in the grace of God and was worthy of our
emulation. Abraham lived in Hebron
in the land of Canaan
(Gen ). Early in the morning he
would rise up and communicate with God at the altar which he had built for God.