The story of the destruction of Sodom in Genesis 19 provides an interesting example of God favoring a particular character and then punishing them after falling out of favor. Sodom was a city full of sin. When Lot a citizen of the city, was hospitable to the angels, other citizens of Sodom came to commit sins upon the angels because they perceived them as outsiders and easy targets. These citizens represented the larger portrayal of what the city was like and why the city would be destroyed. “When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, ‘Get up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or else you will be consumed in the punishment of the city.’ But he lingered; so the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, the Lord being merciful to him, and they brought him out and left him out the city.” (Genesis 19:15-16). When God annihilated the city because its inhabitants were wicked he showed preference to Lot by saving him and his family. Out of everyone in the whole city Lot was the only one saved. God considered Lot a good man because he let the angels stay in his home. But his comments to the men outside his door about his daughters being available for their use also shows that Lot doesn’t have much to offer to save the angels from the men inferring that he could be poor. Contrarily, it could also infer that maybe Lot isn’t that different than anyone else living in Sodom. Upon leaving the city Lot asks the angel to spare a nearby town for him to take refuge in. “Something remarkable has just occurred - the angel has responded favorably to Lot's request. It appears that Lot has succeeded where Abraham failed. Abraham had attempted to save Sodom and Gomorrah, but to no avail; Lot asks for Zoar to be spared, and his request is granted” (Lerner 154) As described in the article, Lot finds favor with God as shown by his request being granted. Under the circumstances, it is significant that Lot was shown favor where Abraham was denied because Abraham was shown favor by God in the past. But Lot does not have faith that Zoar will be spared. He flees to the hills with his daughters and lives in seclusion. After being in God’s favor from his actions in Sodom, Lot falls out of favor with God for not being loyal in his faith. Not believing that he would be safe in Zoar and be safe under God’s wing could cost Lot heavily. As punishment for losing his faith, Lot’s two daughters get him drunk off wine and both lay with him and become pregnant. They do this because they believe they need to repopulate (due to living in seclusion, making it all Lot’s fault). Had Lot stayed in Zoar he would not have been taken advantage of by his daughters, and stayed in favor with God.