(I wrote this entry a month ago, but have been hesitant to publish it on my blog. However, I feel prompted to do so now. I don’t think this is meant for everyone. If you feel an inclination towards reading it that’s fine. If not, just let it be.)
If God is a nothing in which everything dwells so that He at all times is enough for us that has to mean that every ethical absolute is dissolved in Him so that He becomes the absolute and works forth His wonders in love unaffected by man’s reason or judgment. So was it also when His desire to see the line which would bring forth the saviour was kept alive when the Spirit by revelation showed the daughters of Lot that there was no man who they could copulate with after the manner of man to sanctify the lineage since the seed of Christ was called in Abraham.
The two daughters caused their father to become drunk on sweet wine so that he was oblivious to what to the natural eye seems like acts of shame. But, the two potent lineages that proceeded from Lot in his two daughters had to be conceived in shame so that all men could be sanctified under Christ. For the Scripture says, He has shut them up all under sin, that he might have mercy upon all (Rom 11:32). That Lot was unconscious is also an image of that this was a work of the Spirit and hereby He also covered the external shame. All this further mean that this was a deed of God beyond human understanding and reasoning since He is the One who calls those things which be not as though they were (Rom 4:17).
And it is the true figure, that the Man, Christ, viz. God’s Son, should be born through a shame, which also was a shame before God. But so he took our shame and reproach upon himself and hung it as a curse upon the tree of the cross, and offered it up unto the righteousness of God; so likewise both these lines must be covered with a shame, that they both might be sanctified only and alone under Christ’s shame on the cross; and they should not dare to say, that they were pure before God and nature (Boehme).
From the loins of Lot and through his daughter the Moabites arose and it was from this branch Ruth was born in whom the seed of Jesus was kept alive when she by one of God’s many wonders was fused with Boas so that the child who bore the seed of oneness could be conceived in glory in the eyes of God.
And in the deeds of God we ought not to judge according to reason; for reason looks only upon the outward, and understands nothing of the inward (Boehme).
In everything that transpires in our lives there is an inward image which finds its parallel in one of the Biblical characters and their stories. The outward circumstances might differ from the original and thus the inward image defies reason and can only be known to us by revelation. In every such image we find God working forth His wonders in love so that this scripture is fulfilled, everything works towards good for those who love God (Rom 8:28).