Today’s reading: Genesis 13:1-18

As Abram and Lot and their families move on from Egypt, God continues to guide, protect and show His favor to them. God has blessed each man with many possessions (flocks, herds, people, money) to the point that the time has come when Abram and Lot need to separate in order to adequately take care of the people and things God has provided for each of them.

I love it when biblical principles and teaching are portrayed through someone’s life example. And that’s precisely what I noticed as I read and considered Abram’s actions in Genesis 13. Numerous times Abram demonstrated instructions we’re given throughout the Bible (verses in Proverbs, teachings of Jesus, Paul, John, Peter and James found in the New Testament). Here are some of the examples I noticed:

  • Abram’s top priority was seeking after God
  • Abram valued family
  • Abram wasn’t fixated on or worried about his wealth
  • Abram put the interests of his extended family before his individual interests
  • Abram was intentional about avoiding conflict with his relatives

What’s the most important lesson you learned or noticed from Abram’s example, and why? What does this chapter reveal about the importance of family, and having and maintaining good relationships with those in our family tree? Tami

Source: Tami’s Blog