Abram and Lot Separate

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Faced with the problem of survival because of their many belongings and ensuing conflict, Abram and Lot separated. Because of ADONAI’s promise to bless him, one might have expected Abram to choose first. But he offered the first choice to Lot, who chose the very best land available. Abram had learned his lesson from his journey to Egypt. The LORD would provide for him no matter where he lived. Therefore, he was not looking on temporal things, but on things spiritual; this was His promise. This chapter shows how faith solves conflict. You could say that generosity is a sign of faith in the promises of God. For faith does not selfishly seek one’s own desires, but is giving, generous, and self-denying.239

 

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