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Lot The Drunk Is Righteous

How can Lot who got drunk and committed incest with his daughters be called righteous?

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Good insigthfulanswers here I feel like a school boy again
---mima on 12/10/07

Wasn't it Lot's daughters who committed incest, rather than Lot himself? They knew exactly what they were doing (and did it for a purpose). The lesson from Lot's point of view, would be 'don't get drunk because you will not know what you are doing and others could take advantage of that situation.'
---emg on 12/10/07

Why is there only one person who put that Lot didn't know his daughters lied with Him when they did. That they got Him drunk with wine. Genesis 19 Let's get our father to drink wine and then lie with him and preserve our family line through our father."
33 That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and lay with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.
---Matthew on 3/7/07

Righteousness comes through faith (Romans 3:22) and is not a matter of necessarily doing right. It speaks of the intentions of the heart and Lot's intentions were good despite his wrong decisions.

Why did God call David a man after his own heart despite the fact that he had committed adultery and murder? Why was Paul chosen to write most of the NT after he persecuted early Christians? Because the Lord forgives sin and remembers faithfulness.
---DoryLory on 3/7/07

How could Lot offer his virgin daughters to the men of the city saying "do ye to them as is good in your eyes, only to these men do nothing"? See Gen 19: 7-8.
---Donna2277 on 3/24/06

If you read Genesis 19:30-38, you can see it was Lot's daughters that caused Lot to sin. Hebrews chapter 11 gives some examples of faith, even though Lot was not in the list, I believe as with all the OT and NT saints, it was Lot's faith that made him righteous (right before God).
---Ulrika on 12/11/05

Gordon, thanks for sharing. You will enjoy the 11th of Hebrews. There we see that there was much "righteousness by faith" even before the death of Christ. Also a lot of "their own righteousness" revealed which was not of faith. See Romans 10 also. Paul says that the gospel was preached to Abraham--Galatians 3:8. His faith in God's word was the right thing!
---Wayne87 on 12/10/05

Mima: Lot was no different than us. But, despite his human frailty, Lot was obedient to God's word and will. Read the appeal Abraham made to the Angel of the Lord regarding Lot. (Gen. 18:16-33) Note Lot's flawed but righteous character (Gen. 19:1-16).
---Leon on 12/10/05

John, Amen!
The Sin & Repentance Quiz is excellent.
---Ulrika on 12/10/05

Gordon.According to Rom 4:16 it is by grace through faith to all even before the law and during the law. And now also to us. So, Lot was righteous by faith just like the rest of us.
---john on 12/10/05

Rom.4:8-9 says it all. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.This blessedness comes by Faith just as Abraham was reckoned righteous by faith.It was faith then and it's by faith now.We should thank God that by faith in Jesus we have no sins imputed to us. What a great salvation we have.
---john on 12/10/05

Lot did not know the law because the law was not yet given. His righteousness was not by faith because Christ had not yet died. "Christ is the end of the Law for righteousness." It is now in our time which is after the cross that righteousness comes by faith. Things to think about.
---Gordon on 12/10/05

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