When and Where Lot was


Genesis 19:1 reads “And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;” Did you notice that the time of the day was evening, when it was going to get dark. Also the expression sat in the gate of Sodom implied that Lot had some authority in Sodom for kings (2 Samuel 19:8) and ruler sat at the gate (Ruth 4:1).

It was in the heat of the day (Genesis 18:1), the Lord appears to Abraham. It is in the evening as darkness engulfs the setting is when the two angels come to the city where Lot is. Abraham sat at the entrance to his tent while Lot sat in a prominent place (at the gate) of a wicked city. Abraham is blessed while Lot is warned.

Points to ponder:
Many a times, like Lot, we also sit in the darkness, in prominent places of wickedness. If we are found at such a time and in such a place, we can expect from God – not a blessing – but a warning. When and where Lot was is one thing; When and where you and I are is quite another? Answer that!

Genesis 19:1 (KJV)
12 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

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