In Sodom, Lot generously received two travelers into his home. His godly example was that he chose to give by taking them inside. The citizens of the town, however, wanted to rape the two male visitors.
Just about everybody in that town—old and young, rich and poor lived for self-fulfillment. They wanted to have a good time at someone else’s expense. Lot, however, wanted to give someone a good time and pay the bill himself. He put on a feast and did his best to protect his guests from the psychopathic homosexual society he lived among.
Godly people receive others in—hospitality. Ungodly people push themselves on others—selfishness. The sin of Sodom? Being fat and sassy (Ezekiel 16:49-50). Abraham took others in. Lot took others in. Sodom forced their way in—rape. They went out of bounds to take advantage of others.
Sex works correctly only between a husband and wife. Everything out of those bounds is perversion: adultery, sex before marriage, homosexuality, masturbation, bestiality, incest, or child molestation. Those are all forms of robbing, taking what has not been given. Even within a marriage, sex can turn into a weapon instead of a mutual sharing.
Later, Lot’s daughters took from him. They got him drunk so they could get pregnant off of him, thinking he was the last man alive and would be the only way they could keep the race going. They did not give but stole. God’s endorsed gift of mutual giving should not be perverted into a tool for taking.
Do you give yourself to your spouse emotionally, financially, and socially? Or do you rob in those areas? What about other relationships? Are you a giver or a taker at work? Do you rape the people at church or give to them as you would have done to you?
The devil comes to steal, kill, destroy. Do not be like him. The Lord comes to give. Do the same, in love and self-sacrifice.