Some of the stories in the Bible read like a soap opera gone wrong. One such is the story of Lot's daughters. Quite cringe-worthy. So Lot and his wife and two married daughters lived in Sodom. Sodom was filled with so much sin that God decided to wipe it out completely with fire. Thanks to Abraham, God agreed to spare Lot and his family. The angels assigned to execute the destruction arrived in town and ushered Lot and his family out of the city. Lot's sons-in-law refused to go, his wife turned into a pillar of salt and he and his two daughters escaped unharmed.
Seeing that they were the only people left in the entire area, Lot's older daughter devised a plan for them to get pregnant in order to preserve their father's lineage. 🤦♀
"Now the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man on the earth to sleep with us as is the custom of all the earth. Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve the lineage of our father.” Genesis 19:31-32
The plan was executed flawlessly and both became pregnant by their father.💆♀🤦♀
Why such a plan though? Perhaps the culture in which they had been raised had distorted their moral compass. A person's true character is revealed in adversity. Let us determine to raise our children with good morals. Some do it by censoring TV and the music their kids indulge in; others provide dumb phones for their kids as opposed to smartphones; others influence friend choices, etc. all in addition to raising them in church. We have a responsibility to teach our kids right from wrong and not just allow culture to shape their minds and heart.
Obviously, their loss of hope of ever having children also led the girls down this route. Though they knew their plan was wrong (thus making their father drunk first) they still pursued it, because they felt they had no other option. When you begin to feel there is no hope for you and all your good options are dried up before you take a sinful route, talk to God, draw closer to Him, seek godly counsel; you may discover there are actually other options.
Wherever you find yourself, keep hope alive. "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13.