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Things are not always as lovely as they appear.  Lot was so excited to move to the plains.  The good land, the best water and the thickest grass.  But he also moved to the land where people were evil and selfish.  And while he may have been minding his own business he was caught up in the midst of their rebellion.  Fortunately, his uncle was able to save him and restore the area from the warring kings.

We have to be mindful of the world around us.  We can avoid a great deal of pain and confusion by simply staying away from people and circumstances that we know to be harmful.  It is difficult to look past the surface and see the long term consequence of our choices, but if we will take we the time, we are usually blessed far more than we could ever imagine.

God Bless You

The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they went away. 12 They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.

13 A man who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother[b] of Eshkol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram. 14 When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15 During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. 16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.