Lot went up out of Zoar, and lived in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he was afraid to live in Zoar. He lived in a cave with his two daughters. The firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in to us in the way of all the earth. Come, let’s make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve our father’s seed.” They made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father. He didn’t know when she lay down, nor when she arose. It came to pass on the next day, that the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine again, tonight. You go in, and lie with him, that we may preserve our father’s seed.” They made their father drink wine that night also. The younger went and lay with him. He didn’t know when she lay down, nor when she got up. Thus both of Lot’s daughters were with child by their father. The firstborn bore a son, and named him Moab. He is the father of the Moabites to this day. The younger also bore a son, and called his name Ben Ammi. He is the father of the children of Ammon to this day.
I don’t know why Lot was so afraid that he left to live in a cave. So many bad things happened to Lot that it is easy to see why he became a drunk, but God has never allowed that to be an excuse for us to not believe His word and trust in His power. When God does
His work in us He takes away fear and guilt. When we fail to trust in God, sin grows and starts to effect the lives of others. This record is a horrible example of that fact.
There is no reason why Lot’s daughters should have been able to get their father drunk. Lot was a man and he could have controlled himself but He didn’t. As a result two of the worst enemies of Israel were born: the Moabites and the Ammonites. Generations of godly men in the future were to be harmed by these families. We need to remember that every day we spend outside of God’s will is a day when sin is allowed to expand and destroy. Even righteous Lot, because he failed to live a godly life, ended up being a party to the destruction of God’s chosen people. I pray that God will help us all to live by faith in His word and trust in His power in order to do what He wants us to do so that we live lives that help build up God’s chosen people, not tear them down.
A Note About History: Here we see that the Bible does talk about cavemen, but obviously not the version that is popular in evolutionist literature. Cave men of the past, just like cave men today were intelligent, but no one man knows everything. Imagine if you were forced to run away and live in cave, would you know how to build a dishwasher and a power generator? Probably not. We take a lot for granted, but a little trouble would make any one of us seem like a cave man.