Jul. 11. Abram and Lot Separate

Gen. 13:1-18

Abram and Lot returned to the previous location they had been before they had gone into Egypt. Due to the size of their herds, there was not enough land to support them. Also, there was contention between the herdsmen of Abram and Lot.

We should emulate Abram, a wise and considerate man, as we deal with one another. Abram said, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren.” He gave Lot first choice between two areas.

Lot was not as considerate as his uncle had been. He chose the fertile, well-watered plain of Jordan, “And pitched his tent even as far as Sodom,” an exceedingly wicked and sinful city.

God took care of Abram. He gave the land of Canaan to him and his descendents forever. Remember that Abram was old and his wife could not bear children. God promised, “And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered.”

Everywhere that Abram went, he built an altar to the Lord. God desires and expects us to worship Him wherever we may be also.