Genesis 19:6-7 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don't do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof."
Marrying a person that you've slept with out of wedlock doesn't justify your past sin, you still need to take that to God. The same way sleeping with a woman doesn't justify a homosexual mans' previous actions with other men. However, that was what Lot was attempting to do here.
Looking at what Lot has said - it is as if the only problem he sees with this situation is the homosexual nature of these men wanting the angels that have come to stay with Lot. He greets them warmly - 'my friends' - He then states that he doesn't want them to do this 'wicked' thing. Which wicked thing is he talking about? - because we had a whole list of them in the last post. Lot is talking about the sin of homosexuality - only. How do I know? Because in the same breath - he suggests that they do exactly the same thing - only with his daughters. The only part of the equation that has changed has been the gender of the victims.
It infuriates me to picture in my mind these girls and what they might be thinking after hearing their father say this to this mob that has formed.
I don't find Lot to be the greatest of men. I don't think he was a good example for Christ. I don't think he should've stayed in a town that was so full of sin it caused him to hide his witness for God. This is so relevant to our lives today. How many people say they can't be effective for Christ because of their job, or their town, or their family? If you can't be an effective witness for Christ then you need to quit that job, move out of that town, and get away from that family. You can't quit your job at a law firm whose practice is unethical because you have a family to support? Luke 12:28 But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith! Do you believe it or don't you?
On the other side of things - God is working hard to get Lot out of there. Lot, the one who didn't get father of the year - is being watched over by God and protected. God watches over His children and protects us even when we are not living a life that glorifies Him. How proud He must be of us when we do. I so want to make Him proud.