Lot's Daughters -
Incest and Consequences
Bible Study Lessons from
Lot was old and his two
daughters wanted heirs so they made a decision of
incest that would impact the future history of
from the Bible
reveals the consequence of their
The Decision of
Lot went up from
Zoar, and stayed in the mountains, and his two
daughters with him; for he was afraid to stay in
Zoar; and he stayed in a cave, he and his two
Then the firstborn said to
the younger, Our father is old, and there
is not a man on earth to come in to us after the
manner of the earth.
Come, let us make our
father drink wine, and let us lie with him that
we may preserve our family through our
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.
On the following day, the
firstborn said to the younger, Behold, I
lay last night with my father; let us make him
drink wine tonight also; then you go in and lie
with him, that we may preserve our family
through our father.
So 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.
Thus both the daughters of
Lot were with child by their father.
The firstborn bore a son,
and called his name Moab; he is the father of
the Moabites to this day.
As for the younger, she
also bore a son, and called his name Ben-ammi;
he is the father of the sons of Ammon to this
day. - Genesis
Were the Two
Daughters Wrong to Sleep with Lot?
Of course they were wrong,
even if they were from Sodom
and raised in a world of sin and corruption.
One point to remember about
studying the Bible is that, in many cases, it just
states the facts.
Scripture gives us the good
and the bad. People like David, Samson and
were all sinners who sometimes did terrible things
- but God used them in a mighty way for His
in Genesis record the
events without judgment but the Bible clearly
states in other books (Deuteronomy,
Corinthians, Ezekiel) that incest is clearly wrong.
And, in modern times, we know
that it also has negative genetic consequences for
The consequences of
As a result of Lot's
daughters becoming pregnant by him, they delivered
what would become two of the greatest adversaries
of Israel, the Ammorites and Moabites.
The Bible doesn't clearly
state that the enemy factor was a punishment for
the daughters' sin but there are always benefits or
consequences for actions, good or bad.
The lesson for us is to think
about the long term effects of decisions we make.
Decide whether or not the outcome will be positive
or negative and then decide which course to
Lot's daughters made a hasty
decision and, in just two nights, created a
seemingly never-ending situation for a nation.
Let's try not to make the same kind of mistakes in
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