Saturday January 14, 2012, 9:15am
- It would seem that both Abram and Lot were rich. (13:5-7)
- Abraham appeals to the fact that he and Lot are brothers (Lot is his nephew, technically) to stop the fighting between their families.
- Wait a minute, why was Lot following Abraham? Was he looking for greener pastures? Or did Abraham tell him that God asked him to move and he wanted to tag along?
- The author likes to tell who was living in that land at that time. In this chapter, he mentions the Canaanites and Perizzites. (13:7)
- Abram asked Lot to choose part of the land and Lot chose the part that looked better – the whole plain of the Jordan. (13:10-12) Why, Lot? Don’t you love your uncle enough to give him the Lion’s share?
- The writer notes that even at this time, the men of Sodom were sinning greatly. And God hadn’t destroyed them yet. (13:13)
- God practically tells Abraham, ‘Don’t worry. This land you just shared with Lot, I will give it to you and your descendants forever. He also promises to make Abram’s offspring like the dust of the earth (13:14-17). God is sovereign. He owns all the earth and can give it all to whoever he chooses.
- Abram builds another altar to the Lord. He loved doing that.