On the Way to Sodom and Gomorrah

Finger Pointing UpI would’ve thought Pharaoh would have killed Abram for lying, but then again, I guess You had Your hand protecting him. 

Besides, how did Pharaoh know that Sarai was Abram’s wife unless You told him somehow?

“And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south. 

And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. 

And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai;

Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. 

And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. 

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And there was a strife between the herd men of Abram’s cattle and the herd men of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herd men and thy herd men; for we be brethren” (Gen 13:1-8).

“Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom” (Gen 13:9-12).

“But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.

And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever. 

And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can Number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be Numbered. 

Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD” (Gen 13:13-18).

Adam and Eve’s disobedience is the cause of us being born into sin, but because of Abram’s faith and obedience God blessed not only him, but the entire world, people then and people to come (Gen 22:18, Act 3:25, Gal 3:8).

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