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August 4, 2012

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Q: Was Lot righteous or not?

A: Some people wonder why Lot is called righteous in 2 Peter 2:7–8 when he did so many bad things as recorded in Genesis 19. Lot, the ineffective leader, the indecisive family man, the comfort-loving hedonist, the drunken dad—how could this man be called righteous?

Perhaps we judge Lot too harshly and forget the words of the Apostle Paul who after going through a long list of sins reminded the Corinthian church that “such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1Corinthians 6:11).

We only know of Lot’s actions during a short period of his life. It is not unreasonable to presume that Lot repented of his sin later in life, and God forgave him as He has promised (1 John 1:9).

Continue reading about Lot’s actions and what we can learn from his example.

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