G E N E S I S
The contents of this chapter we have, 2 Pet. ii. 6-8, where we find that
"God, turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes,
condemned them with an overthrow, and delivered just Lot." It is
the history of Sodom's ruin, and Lot's rescue from that ruin. We
read (ch. xviii)
of God's coming to take a view of the present state of Sodom, what
its wickedness was, and what righteous persons there were in it:
now here we have the result of that enquiry. I. It was found, upon
trial, that Lot was very good (ver.
1-3), and it did not appear that there was any more of
the same character. II. It was found that the Sodomites were very
wicked and vile, ver.
4-11. III. Special care was therefore taken for the
securing of Lot and his family, in a place of safety, ver. 12-23. IV. Mercy having
rejoiced therein, justice shows itself in the ruin of Sodom and the
death of Lot's wife (ver.
24-26), with a general repetition of the story,
ver. 27-29. V. A foul
sin that Lot was guilty of, in committing incest with his two
daughters, ver. 30,