Only Unto These Men Do Nothing…
Though we are decadent beyond imagination we can still be redeemed. Though we commit sin against God, in the sight of God and in the presence of God, we can still be redeemed. Though we make haste, in a vain attempt, to remove ourselves from God we can still be redeemed. God will never turn away from us nor leave us.
Is there any righteousness in any of us? Is there a kind heart, a giving hand and clean mind for the Holy Spirit to reside? If there be ten among the many that is kind, giving and clean the Lord will spare us all. Would the Lord find ten among us today?
Grace in our day and age is needed more than most realize, more than most have capacity to understand. With the family being ripped apart at the seams and, often times, the head of household, the dad, being absent, grace is still at our fingertips. Grace and mercy are their for the asking. A humble heart is a good starting point.
This was not the case in the days of Lot. When the Angels of the Lord showed up at Lot’s house, they were on assignment. They were on a rescue mission to save Lot and his family. The sinners, the people, in Sodom were curious about these “strangers” that had entered Lot’s house. Several of the men attempted to break down the door of Lot’s house, even after Lot had offered up his two virgin daughters as sacrifice for the Angels. The sinners were not interested.
Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. ~ Genesis 19:8 KJB
This is an odd offering to a mob. The offering, sacrifice, was refused as the men of Sodom were only interested in the Angels. They were only interested, so it seems, in corrupting the Angels. Why else would a city full of men turn down two sacrificial virgins? They wanted the Angels. The Angels then blinded the men, sinners, so they could not see where they were or that Lot and his entire family were making an escape from the city.
If the men didn’t want to see anything Holy, well, let them see nothing. Let their sight, like Saul’s, be removed until such time as being born again is the only thing that matters. Lest you loose your life.
Would the men, the sinners, have been forgiven their sins had they taken the two daughters as a sacrifice? As ransom for the Angels of the Lord?
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.