Context (Genesis 11-14; 19): Lot was Abraham’s nephew and traveled with Abraham to a new land. Because their herds were so big, Abraham and Lot chose to separate. Lot chose the best land for his herds and began to spend time with the wicked people who lived around him. Lot chose the path that was best for him whether it pleased the Lord or not.
Key Life Learnings:
- Selfishness and greed has a price (Genesis 13:1-10). When Lot chose the well watered and fertile land of Canaan to live, but this land included evil Sodom. Sodom was known for its greed and impurity. Lot’s greed caused him to put himself and his family in harms way. Selfishness and greed can cloud our judgment and cause us to make poor choices.
- God did not give up on Lot (Genesis 19:1-26). Even though Lot chose to live in evil Sodom, God sent His angel to warn Lot to take his family and leave there for the Lord was about to destroy the city. They did leave and the city was destroyed by God with fire and brimstone. God loves even the most evil people and wants them to receive His mercy. We can be merciful too just like God and show evil people how much God cares.
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