Lot had the land but Abraham got the promise!


Abraham_and_LotBy Elsy Robin

Genesis 13:14, ‘And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: …for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.’

LOT chose what pleased him and got what he desired. He chose for himself, and he’d be responsible for the consequences of his action. On the other hand, Abram let God choose things for him. While Lot got the land, Abram got the promise.

Lot lost what he chose; He had to flee from the land of his choice. Abram became Abraham, the father of nations and the father of the faithful.

Inadvertently, Lot fell into sin against God with his daughters. Abraham believed in the Lord, and He accounted to him for righteousness. Lot’s descendants forever stand against God. Abraham’s descendants are waiting on the Lord for the fulfillment of the promise.

When did God reiterate His promise to Abram? When Lot had separated from him. What is it that you need to separate yourself from, today to claim your promises in Christ? Think and evaluate.

Elsy Robin is the co-founder of Messenger Missions ministries and The Christian Messenger magazines.

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