Always Consult the Lord”
Abraham had a nephew named Lot. Lot’s dad, Abraham’s brother died so Abraham watched over him. It comes to a point in their lives when they have too much livestock to stay together.
Please read the following verses to see how Lot and Abraham work it out.
1 So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. 2 Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold. 3 From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier 4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the Lord. 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 herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot. 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 herdsmen and mine, for we are brothers. 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 up and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, toward Zoar. (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 men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord.
Wow, Lot is a selfish fellow. He took what he thought would be beneficial to him. As you continue to read the narrative, you will see this is not so. When things look good to us, they may actually be evil.
But did you notice, Lot never inquired of the Lord? Abraham was being kind to his nephew. Whatever you want, I will take the leftovers. For an important decision like this, we might expect Lot to go to the Lord.
Please, don’t make Lot’s mistake. Take all of your decisions, large and small to the Lord. When He shows you what He wants you to do, do it.
We should never forge ahead in our ways but walk humbly with the Lord God.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you)
Praise and thank the Lord.
Be a Blessing;