Math is So Easy

9 Jan

In yesterday’s reading, God and Abraham are doing math together. This is arguably the easiest part of the passage to understand. A portion that does not raise questions. Math is concrete, indisputable, exact. Numbers are numbers.

The rest of the passage reading told us of Sodom and Gomorrah. It brings up the topic of homosexuality. The scripture says these two cities have become exceedingly wicked. The only sin example given is homosexuality, and the violent forcefulness the lust had reached. The cities are destroyed by God.

Lot, who is spared, offered his two virgin daughters to the townspeople as an appeasement saying, ‘do what you would like with them’.

Also, after being spared, Lot’s daughters carry out a scheme to get Lot drunk so they can sleep with their own father in order to have babies.

A throwing of your daughters to wolves, incest – are these not exceedingly wicked things as well? Some would say God is unjust. Or that homosexuality is not sinful, or not as sinful as these acts from Lot’s own household. Yet Lot was spared.

Remember the math problem conversation? Abraham asking God to spare the city if even just a few righteous are found? God did not spare the city. God did not find even ten righteous people.

God did not find Lot righteous either. Lot was spared because God remembered Abraham, and that’s why he saved Lot. See verse 19:29.

Why? Because God continued to keep his word to Abraham from Gen 12:3. God will bless those who bless Abraham and curse those who curse Abraham.

God keeps his word every time. As exact as a simple math problem.

Today’s Passage: Genesis 20 – 22; Matthew 7:15 – 29; Psalms 9:1 – 12; Proverbs 2: 16 – 22
Sunday’s Passage: Genesis 23 – 24; Matthew 8: 1 – 17; Psalms 9:13 – 20; Proverbs 3: 1 – 6

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