I'm on a journey to read through the Bible in chronological order. Taking it one day at a time, I will read based on a list I found on the internet and blog about what happened, thoughts provoked, emotions conjured, etc. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day eighteen: Genesis 19-21

God sends 2 angels to check out the situation in S&G. After only a few hours it becomes very clear that Lot and his family are the only ones that are righteous and can be spared. The only thing that bugs me is that all the men come to Lot's house and beg him to allow them to have sex with the 2 guests (angels). Lot says they can have his daughters and do what they want with them... I understanding he's trying to protect the angels, but is it really necessary to throw his daughters under the bus like that ?!?! Lot is allowed to leave with his wife and daughters and get to safety. His wife perishes after looking back at the destruction. It's an intense symbol of her lack of desire to completely turn over a new leaf. She still had some desire for those evil ways the suffered greatly for it. Once to safety, his daughters get him drunk and sleep with him to carry on the family line...so far today's reading is like a really bad soap opera.

Abraham and Sarah move to a new city where Abraham tells the king Sarah is his sister to avoid getting killed. This is the second time he's done this... I understand his reasoning but I'd be pretty ticked if Travis did this to me!

Sarah gives birth to Isaac and is finally rewarded for her faithfulness! She gets a little jealous and sends away her maid and Ishamael because she wants to make sure HER son gets all the goods. God allows this to happen, but promises Abraham that Ishmael will also become a great nation and be provided for. I just don't always like Sarahs's attitude...she is impatient, has Hagar sleep with her husband, then resents her for getting pregnant, then resents her even more when she has a child of her own! Unbelievable...

1 comment:

  1. And Ishmael went on to be the father of those who founded the Islamic faith. The world is still paying for Sarah's booting of Hagar and her son. They hated the Jews then and still do.