Q. I know the story of Lot’s wife and the pillar of salt, and that Lot found favor in the Lord, but am confused how the Lord protected Lot when two of his grandsons, Moab and Ammon, were the result of an incestuous relationship between Lot and his two daughters. Surely this would be a gross sin?
A. Genesis 19:33-35 tells us that Lot’s daughters got him drunk so he wasn’t aware of what they had done with him. With no motive or intent, nor even memory of the events, Lot was not held responsible. Much later, Peter called Lot a righteous man and used him as an example of the Lord’s ability to rescue righteous men from trials while holding the unrighteous for the day of judgment (2 Peter 2:7-9). The Greek word translated rescue (NIV) or deliver (KJV) in verse 9 means “to draw to oneself.” In the minds of many, this makes Lot a model of the rapture.