Men and Women of the Bible: Lot

Lesson Eleven: Righteous Lot
Lesson Text: Genesis 13:1-13
Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Lot.
Memory Verse: 2 Peter 2:7-8 NKJV
…and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked 8 (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard)…


Lesson Readings:

  • Genesis 12:1-5; 13:1-13; 14:1-24; 19:1-38
  • Luke 17:28-32
  • 2 Peter 2:1-9
  • Jude 7

Fact Questions:

  1. Who was Lot? What does his name mean?
    Genesis 11:27-31 NKJV This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran begot Lot. 28 And Haran died before his father Terah in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans. 29 Then Abram and Nahor took wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah. 30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child. 31 And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Haran and dwelt there.
  2. How was Lot blessed in his association with Abraham? Genesis 13:2,5; 14:14; 19:29
  3. What caused Lot and Abraham to separate?
    Genesis 13:6-7 NKJV Now the land was not able to support them, that they might dwell together, for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together. 7 And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. The Canaanites and the Perizzites then dwelt in the land.
  4. Where did Lot choose to go? Why? What kind of place was it?
    Genesis 13:8-13 So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren. 9 “Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.” 10 And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar. 11 Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east. And they separated from each other. 12 Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent even as far as Sodom. 13 But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the LORD.
  5. Who did Lot have with him in Sodom? Genesis 19:8,12,14,16
  6. What kind of influence did Lot have on his family? Genesis 19:14, 26, 31-38
  7. What were the terrible consequences of Lot’s choice of Sodom upon himself and his family?
  8. What kind of influence did Lot have in Sodom?
    Genesis 19:9 And they said, “Stand back!” Then they said, “This one came in to stay here, and he keeps acting as a judge; now we will deal worse with you than with them.” So they pressed hard against the man Lot, and came near to break down the door.
  9. Of what two nations is Lot the father? What becomes of them?
    Genesis 19:37,38 The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab; he is the father of the Moabites to this day. 38 And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the people of Ammon to this day.
  10. How is Lot described by Peter concerning character?
    2 Peter 2:7,8 and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked 8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds…)

Thought Questions:

  1. Describe Lot with respect to his character. In light of 2 Peter 2:7,8 what one word would you use to describe Lot’s character?
  2. Compare and contrast Lot with his uncle Abraham.
  3. What was the sin in Lot’s life that brought him so much misery? Hint: Not drunkenness
  4. Why was Lot’s influence among the Sodomites so lacking?
  5. What is the one great lesson in Lot’s life for you?