Lot (Old Testament #Character Study) by @DouglasJacoby

R4E130902 – Lot (Old Testament Character Study) by Douglas Jacoby

You can download the full audiobook recording on qobuz or amazon or itunes.

For further study:

  • Passages highlighted or mentioned in this podcast:
    • Genesis 11:31; 12:4; 13:1-2,6,10-13; 14:12,14-16; 19:1-37.
    • Hebrews 13:2; Judges 19; Ezekiel 16:48-49; Matthew 16:25 (Mark 8:35; Luke 9:24); Genesis 9:20ff; Leviticus 18:21; 1 Kings 11:4-8; Numbers 25.
    • Luke 17:28-29, 32-33; 2 Peter 2:7.
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Lot is considered a prophet in Islam (Qur’an suras 7 and 11). Here his name is Lut.
    • For more on the short verse Luke 17:32, click here.

Key verses:

  • Genesis 13:12 — Lot makes an unspiritual, suboptimal choice.
  • Genesis 19:26 — His wife looks back (physically); he had been looking back too (emotionally, mentally).
  • Luke 17:32 — Jesus underscores this last warning.

Some things we learn about God:

  • We may start out with genuine faith, yet gradual compromise gradually erodes conviction. When our lives are “disintegrating,” it may be a sign that the Lord wants our attention — and our hearts!
  • He will bless us as we act out of faith (not fear).
  • He wants us to invest ourselves in his promises, not in the allure of the world.
  • Final judgment and judgment of motives belong to him. Don’t be too hasty to analyze Bible characters (1 Corinthians 4:3-5) — or other people we know.

For children (simplified lesson):

  • Be careful about bad people (the men of Sodom).
    • They do not listen to God’s word.
    • They make fun of your faith.
    • One day they will answer to God.
    • “Bad company corrupts good character” (1 Corinthians 15:33).
  • Be one of the good guys (like Abraham).
    • They make good choices.
    • They care about others and pray for them.
    • They don’t look back.
    • Be brave. Don’t be afraid to stand up.

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