Living amoung the unfriendly nations, the herdsmen of Abram and Lot should have stuck together to help each other. But, they argued, they quarreled as their property was so great.
Its a bit like today’s Christian world, for any reason (jealousy!), believers — people, pastors, churches wrangle or disagree with each other while Satan is around us.
Lot’s greed is revealed totally by his choice. He took the best part of the land without any consideration of his uncle Abram, who looked after him all the way from Ur to Canaan. I am not saying we cannot choose the best things around us, but without seeking God’s will/direction or considering other people’s need, we can also be led into self-centredness.
Finally, Lot’s decision was based on what he saw with his eyes. He did not care that the place he was choosing, is near the Sodom (sin-city and destroyed by God later).
Dear Lord, thank you for putting the story of Abram and Lot here. It’s a great reminder. Abram made a right choice by his faith on You. Holy Spirit help me to become a love-centered, not self-centered person. Open my spirital-eyes to see the world and make right choices according to your will day by day. Amen.
Written by Allen Leu