Abram and his nephew, Lot were a great team. But as they grew, it became impossible for them to stay together. So, Abram took Lot to a place they could see the width and breadth of Canaan, and Abram told Lot to pick where he wanted to build his life. Lot did not hesitate. He chose the Jordan valley because it was lush and beautiful. In addition, there was community and shopping. (LOL) In fact, Sodom and Gomorrah were thriving and sinning greatly. I am sure Lot thought; he was above all that. After all, wasn’t he Terah’s Grandson!
It is always tempting to do that which seems easy and take the most attractive option. Usually, those options are not the best. We need to be thoughtful and walk in a manner that honors God. We need to come to a place where we trust God enough to humbly follow where HE leads. Abram did that and was blessed. Lot took the easy way out and we will see it did not go well.
If we will trust and follow God; and, if we will humble ourselves to simply seek His face, then we will see great and mighty works. It will not happen quickly, but in God’s timing, the Lord, Himself, will complete His glorious plan for us. We will see His hand and gladly give Him our trust and all the credit.
God Bless You
5 Now Lot, who was moving about with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 6 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. 7 And quarreling arose between Abram’s herders and Lot’s. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.
8 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. 9 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.”
10 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.
14 The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring[a] forever. 16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. 17 Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”
18 So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the Lord.