19:1–29 Just as God had rescued righteous Noah from the sinful pre-Flood world (chs. 6–8), so also He rescues Lot from Sodom. Ultimately, Lot was saved because of God’s mercy to him (v. 16) and because of God’s covenantal commitment to Abraham (v. 29). The destruction of Sodom becomes a paradigm of God’s judgment on sin (Is. 1:9, 10; Ezek. 16:46–49; Amos 4:11; Rom. 9:29; 2 Pet. 2:5, 6).