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  1. Thank you. I usually take offense when the Proverbs seem to blame women for all adultery, warning men against loose women. That’s fine, but don’t the men have some responsibility? Oh well. God said it so I have to read it. Or verses when a supposedly righteous man offered his daughters in place of the angels. Of course he couldn’t offer the angels, but how could he be called righteous when he had so little consideration for his daughters. Or . . . But God is God. I guess Lot has to be considered righteous.

    • The only sign I see in the Genesis account that Lot was righteous is that he got out of Sodom alive. He had no business getting involved with its affairs in the first place. The incident you cite is surely appalling. Then Peter explicitly calls him righteous for being distressed by the immorality. But let’s look at it this way: God calls you and me righteous despite all of our bad thoughts, words, and deeds. We can rejoice that he has such low standards! Look at Barak, Gideon, Jephthah, and Samuel–progressively less godly judges. They did some appalling things and Hebrews 11:38 says the world wasn’t worthy of them! Pure grace.

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