Genesis 13:1-13, (10)
Here we see Abram and his nephew Lot traveling together, with all their goods. They came upon the plain of Jordan. They had to come to an agreement to see who would settle where. Abram was the oldest and had the right to make the first choice. In this instance, Abram set an example of how to respond to a family situation. So, to keep from a possible family argument, he gave Lot the first choice. He let Lot have the best option, although it implied not getting what he wanted. Abram put family harmony before his own wants. Sometimes we may need to act in this way to keep the peace.
Abram and Lot's herdsmen could have worked together. They were surrounded by people that were not so friendly, downright hostile. But what did they do? They let trivial issues come between them. It is ironic how similar situations occur today. Christians will argue and bicker amongst themselves, and all the while the devil is working all around them, stirring up the embers.
Disagreements and arguments among Christians can harm cooperative attitude, trust, and harmony, which are the basis for good human relations. They can hamper progress toward significant objectives. They can likewise make us narcissistic, and self-centered, as opposed to operating with love in our hearts. Jesus prayed for His followers in His final prayer. He asked God rather that we all be "one." (John 17:20-26)
How did Lot respond? How would we respond in a similar situation?
We should look deeper than what is on the surface.
We should look at what we fail to see.
Lot's character was shown by the choices he made. He took the best though it meant living near a city of sin. He became greedy and did not do what would have been fair. Do we choose what we think is best and give no thought for others? Have we stopped making choices in the direction of God, and only make choices for ourselves? Have we not learned that our choices, without God, lead in the wrong direction?
Now to Genesis 19:15-29, (26)
Here we learn that God sent two angels to rescue Lot.
We should be careful not to lose our spiritual vision.
We should get a spiritual vision checkup.
Trying to do good (actions, self, traditions) can lead to a case of spiritually bad vision. We need to continually seek the guidance and direction from the spiritual eye doctor.
From the start it looks as though Enoch fared more regrettable than the other patriarchs; he lived on earth for just 365 years. Enoch was transferred straightforwardly to heaven without dying. Then that would imply that Enoch lived longer than any patriarch, for he never saw death. So, if we think about it, Enoch is the longest-living human of all.
Walk in God's Direction:
Walk at God's Pace:
Walk in Progress with God:
Walk in Intimacy with God:
Walk to the Destination God has for you: