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Abram and Lot had already become rich.  There faith had been blessed.  But as they grew it was apparent they had to move apart.  Once again, Abram trusted God.  Abram said to his nephew–You pick anywhere you want to live and I will go elsewhere.  Lot picked the fruitful lush plain, close to the city.  It would be easy, and he would have it all.  Abram was fine with that–even as the elder and leader of the family–he was not concerned to stay up in the hills where it would be more difficult to maintain his herds.  Abram knew God would provide.

We need to have the same faith.  We have to trust that it is God that provides, and he will astound us–if we will humbly follow his lead.  One thing we can be pretty confident in, though–God does not typically lead us into easy and evil.  If faced with the choice of easy and evil–we should always walk away.  Lot thought he would have it all, but as the song says, “Every form of refuge has its price.” We need to avoid easy and evil and trust God to provide the means and the supplies to follow closely. If we do, as with Abram, it will be counted to us as righteousness!

God Bless You

Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together. And quarreling arose between Abram’s herders and Lot’s. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.

So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.”

Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company: 12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. 13 Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord.