Daily Word

Genesis 13

Read Genesis 13 – Back to basics.  When one strays from the LORD and nothing is working simply go back to the last place you heard from Him and do what you did in the beginning. 

Remember, the LORD did not call Abram to Egypt.  At this point in the story, both Abram and Lot are wealthy ranchers.  Beloved, take note that wealth does not equal wholeness or contentment.  We are designed with those longings which only God can fill. 

Abram goes back to the last place he heard from God, between Bethel and Ai, :4.  The land could not sustain all the livestock between the two men, and fights were breaking out among the herdsmen :6-7.  Abram proposes that they separate and gives Lot first choice of land.  Lot chose the fertile land of the entire Jordan Valley, drawing close to Sodom, even though the people were known for their wickedness :10-13. 

Then, LOOK at what God’s Word says, “As soon as Lot had gone, the LORD said to Abram, ‘Look as far as you can see in every direction – north, south, east and west.  I am giving all this land, as far as you can see, to you and your descendants as a permanent possession.’ “ :15  Plus, God adds more descendants than grains of sand… remember, Sarai has been barren thus far.  And God tells Abram to walk the land He is giving him.  And Abram settled near an oakgrove, trees known for deep roots, in Negev, and built an altar to the LORD. 

Beloved, God wants you to delight in all that He gives you – when is the last time you “walked the land” he has given you?  When is the last time you worshipped Him sacrificially as Abram built the altar… we may not do that today, but we can give, we can sing in worship, pray and give thanks.  Remember, gratitude to the LORD changes everything.  Your gratitude glorifies God and makes your heart right.🍁❤🙌🙏🙌❤🍁