Back to the Beginning: Genesis 12:10-13:18

You’ll find the Scripture reading for today in Genesis 12:10-13:18. (Click on the link to read the verses.)

So Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.”--vs. 8-9

Oh, that we could be like Abram.

…recognizing when the land cannot support everyone

…acting instead of reacting

…generously offering what should be ours

…allowing others to take the best

…trusting God will provide when the land looks dry

Lot took the best land… the easy, well watered way. Abram took what was left. And the leftover dry land became the fertile ground of God’s promise.

Do you feel like you are always getting the leftovers? Is it possible this is the very place where God’s promise for you becomes reality?

Father God, may I trust Your provision in such a way
as to be generous, open-handed, and loving with others.
Amen.

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