A sad story, Genesis 13-19

Lot was stubborn, headstrong, desiring the best for himself. Once seeing he was wrong, he did not have the character to admit his wrong and make it right. He continued in his erroneous way. Abram may have known that the argument between his servants and Lot’s servants would eventually escalate into a personal confrontation from Lot. Owing to Lot’s stubborn disposition , instead of taking the responsibility as mentor to Lot and recommending where he should go and how he should manage his holdings, he gave Lot the choice. Lot chose according to the flesh and without spiritual discernment. Even when he was shaken by the capture of his family and the loss of his goods, he returned to the city of Sodom. He was inclined to take pleasure in sin, even though it vexed him daily. He did not have the character to lead his family in the right way. He had an opportunity to return with his uncle to the security of a Godly environment, especially since he was no longer encumbered by a large estate. He continued to maintain his stubborn attitude and eventually is found residing in a cave with his two daughters, living in fear and loneliness. The depths of depravity have not yet been sounded. Even in this he refuses to repent and lead his family to Abram for reconciliation, but decended into drunkenness and an incestuous relationship with his daughters. The Word of God does not record this as a family anecdote but a lesson for our learning. Recently I had the opportunity to teach a seminar on “Building a Christian Home” and noted the importance of the husband and father in the leadership of his family. I believe that this account of Abram and Lot reinforces the lessons to be learned, even though not dealing with a father and son relationship. Abram was in the place of authority and Lot in the position to submit to that authority. A sad story too often repeated throughout the ages. Genesis 13-19

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About sjbjburke

I am an evangelist that enjoys Bible study and I look forward to posting outlines and receiving helpful comments. My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in 2010 and we enjoy serving the Lord together.
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