In the book of Genesis 13 Abraham taught us a true lesson in life that parallels the life of Jesus Christ. He and his nephew Lot were in a situation where the land could not support both of their families and their herds. Instead of allowing conflict to build between the families Abraham went to Lot and asked (him) to choose the land that he desired. Lot chose the one that appeared to be the better of the two and then moved on with no conflict within the family. But as time went on Lot soon realized that the land that appeared to be so rich was seriously infected.
Throughout the Word of God we are taught to place our desires behind others and when we don’t follow His Word then our life is nothing but a worthless fight. It is easy to see in our society today how many families are destroyed because they chase what appears to be better for themselves rather than sitting back as Abraham and trusting in God to work it all out. Lot faced a test in his decision to see how he would serve and like ourselves today we face the same test to see how we will follow.
Life is a test to see how we will obey and the next time you face a choice I challenge you to put yourself last instead of first. Because the Lord tells us in Luke 13,” Those that are last will be first, and those that are first will be last.” Once you begin this process in properly serving others you will find that God will bless your life through the love of Jesus Christ…amen
James Harrison / Servant