And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelled in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar…
1. Man's choice of rest and safety crossing God's command will not content him long.
2. Man, upon the failing of expected comfort in his own way, may be then moved to try God's
3. Weakness in the best of man may be such as disobediently to do that which sometimes God justly commands; so Lot goeth when God bids not to the place formerly commanded.
4. Naturally man's own will maketh him move faster than the will of God.
5. Solitary and sad may be the peregrinations and habitations of the best families here below. Lot and his daughters in a cave, not a city.
6. Fear of sin and vengeance and evil to come will make a soul fly from its desired refuge in the world .
7. A cave or den in a mountain with God is a better habitation then a palace in a city of sin. Lot chooseth so.
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.