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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

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I find it telling that after the passage mentions that Lot took the land to the east, the Lord tells Abram that his descendants will inferior) inherit the land to the east, west, north, and south. God's promise would not be altered by mankind.

Abram graciously allowed his nephew to choose his preferred place, so Abram took what remained. God richly blessed Abram for this and revealed what land was promised him after Lot left for the plains he chose.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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