The Deception of Believing Our Circumstances

Key Passage: Genesis 19: 30-38

Key Text: Genesis 19:31 (NKJV) “Our father is old, and there is no man on the earth to come in to us as is the custom of all the earth.


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Once again, the Bible dissects the proclivities of human errors with clinical precision. One thing you can be certain of is the unyielding, razor sharp edge of the sword of God, His word. No quarters, no mercies, no quibbles just plain truth.

Today the surgical knife opens up the daughters of Lot and the incestuous actions they engaged in to birth two enemy nations of Israel called Moab and Ammon.

Lot had chosen to live in the fertile flood plains of the Jordan and dwelt in the most corrupt twin cities knows as Sodom and Gomorrah. These were the cesspool of degradation, debauchery and licentious living of their time. So debased was this society that God had to come down to see for Himself if what had been coming to Him was as heinous as He heard. Finally God decided this cities we too far gone to be redeemed or restored, only to be destroyed.

But before destruction can be executed, Lot and his family had to be evacuated and secured in a safe haven, then the fire and brimstone could fall. Destruction ensued after Lot and his two daughters were evacuated, and his reluctant wife, became a pillar of salt (another story for another day).

On getting to a location just short of Zoar, Lot decided to find his abode for the family in a cave. Here the drama unfolded.

The two daughters, names withheld, decided there were no more men in the earth and they will never be married, so they best get their father drunk and sleep with him to produce or preserve his generations.

Just read the piece from the Bible. It says it best.

Genesis 19:30-38 (NKJV) Then Lot went up out of Zoar and dwelt in the mountains, and his two daughters were with him; for he was afraid to dwell in Zoar. And he and his two daughters dwelt in a cave. 31 Now the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man on the earth to come in to us as is the custom of all the earth. 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father.” 33 So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.
34 It happened on the next day that the firstborn said to the younger, “Indeed I lay with my father last night; let us make him drink wine tonight also, and you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father.” 35 Then they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose.
36 Thus both the daughters of Lot were with child by their father. 37 The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day. 38 And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the people of Ammon to this day.

Human beings are prone to exaggeration. We often magnify our situations and circumstances beyond the scope of what they really are. We are quick to justify our evil or tenuous position by overstating the facts so we can feel right taking such actions.

The daughters of Lot believed their circumstances. They were deceived by their situation. They acted out of irrational fear and incomplete facts. They acted very human and neglected the realities of a God who is omniscient.

Let’s examine their thoughts again. They said there are no more men on the earth to marry them. Their father’s lineage will not continue. Absurd? Well let’s cut them some slack. They saw Sodom destroyed and all the men dead. They now lived in a cave and saw no one around them. They believed they were the only ones left alive on earth.

They were wrong. Very wrong. But they were just being human. We all have been guilty of such irrational thoughts. We have at interesting times wrongly assumed we were in a predicament that has no solutions. We have panicked and acted irrationally, because we believed our circumstances and were as such deceived.

Lot’s daughters were in good company. Abraham reacted to the famine and ran to Egypt. Elijah believed he was the only one left on the earth of the true prophets of God, until God told him plainly, that He had 7000 more prophets who were undefiled.

What must we do then? Well, we need to remember that when there seems to be no way out or in, there is a way up. Just like the Psalmist penned, “I will lift my eyes up to the hills, from where comes my help, my help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.”

God is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. There is a way through and a way out with Him. Don’t believe your situation over the loving and imminent intervention of God in your situation or your predicament.

Your situation is a fact, but His word is the truth. Truth will always trump facts everytime. Truth will not be rushed, but truth will eventually rise and shine and prevail.

Lord deliver us from the deception of believing our circumstances! In 2018, know for sure God has the final say. Have a blessed New Year!