Then Abram said to Lot, “Let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, for we are kinsmen. Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right, or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left.” (Genesis 13:8-9 ESV)
И сказал Аврам Лоту: да не будет раздора между мною и тобою, и между пастухами моими и пастухами твоими, ибо мы родственники; не вся ли земля пред тобою? отделись же от меня: если ты налево, то я направо; а если ты направо, то я налево. (Бытие 13:8-9 Russian)
O LORD our God – thank you for giving us your precious Spirit inspired Scriptures that teach us about people like Abraham who lived a life of uncommon faith. Grant us wisdom and courage to be able to act toward our neighbors and even enemies with righteous wisdom that is not common to humanity. Bless leaders in the church with such wisdom, so that the true message of amazing grace will be faithfully presented to people seeking to know Christ as Lord. Grant us this pure wisdom that Abraham demonstrated and help us to take the lead in being generous knowing that this earth is not our permanent dwelling place. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister