Genesis – In the Beginning
By Carri Pratt
“So Lot chose the entire Jordan Valley for himself. Then Lot journeyed eastward, and they separated from each other.”
Abram and Lot traveled together from Egypt and finally reached the land God had promised to Abram. Upon surveying the land, Abram gave Lot first choice.
“Lot looked out and saw that the entire Jordan valley as far as Zoar was well-watered everywhere like the Lord’s garden and the land of Egypt.”
Lot chose the best piece of land for himself. Abram allowed Lot this choice because he had faith that God would care for him no matter what the circumstances.
Little did Lot realize that his greedy decision, to have the best land, led him to move in next to some pretty shady characters.
These are decisions facing us today. Family disputes can cause chaos amongst all of the family members. It might be difficult, but putting family peace above personal desires is what God sees as a righteous choice. Many times we need to just let it go and let God deal with it.
“I will deal with them according to their own conduct,
and I will judge them by their own standards.
Then they will know that I am Yahweh.” Ezekiel 7:27