When God grants your request, do not take the Lord for granted and assume that things are fixed all the way through. Human responsibility for righteousness persists.

In verse 29 we read that “when God destroyed the cities of the Plain, God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot had settled.”

So, Abraham’s intercession was valued. Lot was saved because of Abraham. But his daughters were about to mess things up by trying their own brand of “solution” to their perceived problem of a lack of progeny.

They want to ensure that their side of the family line continues. They get their Dad drunk so that they can violate his sexual preference and have children with them. Their incestuous venture shows that they had not quite learned lessons from their experience in and of Sodom. This was just another horse in another shade of the same colour.

But they have their way. They give birth to Moab and the Moabites, and to Ammon and the Ammonites. And what will the future of these tribes be?

Time will tell.

Dear Sovereign Lord, help us to be conscious while we plan, scheme and act, especially in our desire to live a legacy and to influence future generations, that our actions have unforeseen consequences that may live beyond us. Teach us to be mindful that our decisions and actions may adversely affect the unborn who will live after we are gone. Help us to rely on your guidance for positive outcomes of our choices

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