|7 is a heavenly complete number.|
1.1 God's mandate was for man to be true stewards of Eden, working in it, judging it, caring for it, and doing the role of Stewards (to work it and keep it) Genesis 2:15 in the image of God.
1.2 This all changed the day Eve decided; yummy fruit, lets eat this apple. Genesis 3:1-7
1.3 We are now cursed and the land screams out like the heart in a tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Now the world is full of lusts and desires.
2.1 God asked Noah to fill the earth and be fruitful. He carried with him in the arc 7 sets of all animals. 7 is a heavenly perfect number.*
2.2 Noah had Ham Shem and Japheth who represent the archetypes of man in the world: Genesis 7:1-3
2.3Ham(Canaanites) represents sin in the world.
2.4Shem(Semitic People) represents the people who are chosen by God and are redeemed in his over all plan.
2.5 Japheth-represents the people who live between being saved in Gods house (bethel) and ruin (Ai). They will be enlarged and will live in the tents of Shem and make Ham their servants. (Genesis 9:27)
3.1 God's mandate is to get back to the original mandate; where man once again can rightfully steward the earth and be part of the spreading of heaven, from a centralized point outward into the world; spreading Bethel** across the globe.
3.2 In order to get back to the original plan he needs a remnant. The remnant will be the New Adams who will now be able to steward what God creates anew in Jesus Christ. And will steward his plan with righteousness for they will be in perfect communion with God. This was what God had intended the first time, with Adam. (2 Peter 2:4-10)
Was Lot Righteous? Yes, according to God's word he was:
2 Peter 2:14
5if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; 6if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 7and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men 8(for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)—
9if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.[c]
*(Maybe that's why John Elway was so good, his number seven made him a complete heavenly type quarterback, NAH that's blasphemy).
** Bethel means temple house of God.