Day 13 of our reading is in Genesis chapter 13. How could Lot choose the well-watered plains of Jordon?? I mean, c'mon, with plenty of green grass and water for his herds you would think he's absolutely crazy!
Many of us have heard or read the story of what eventually happens to Lot and his family but if we just look at chapter 13, we see how a man was simply pursuing the easy path and no one can blame him. We all, from time to time, choose the path of least resistance.
So, it's obvisious, as we read this chapter, that what seems right in our eyes is not always best and, in fact, will lead to much hurt, pain and agony.
Proverbs 14:12 says, "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."
Take a moment and realize the direction that you are looking. Take a moment and pray to MAKE SURE you are on the right path. If we don't we may suffer more harm than good.
The scripture says to acknowledge God in all your ways and He will direct your path!
Abram and Lot return out of Egypt and agree to separate
1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.
5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Lot goes to Sodom
10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
God renews the promise to Abram
14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.
Abram walked, talked and thought with the confidence that God Himself was going to bless him no matter what circumstance he found himself in. Other peoples choices (like that of Lot) made no difference at all. It is so evident to me that this is just the way the Lord Jesus Christ wants us to feel. We have a dynamic ministry that is ordained of God Himself. We have been selected out of all the world about us to function in an ordained ministry as servants of the Most High God. I believe that we too can walk, talk and think with this same confidence for He has proven that He will direct our path and order our steps regardless of our circumstance. Praise Ye the Lord!!