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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lot's Problem

I've been thinking about Lot and the difference between him and Abram who lived in the same place until they decided they needed to separate, and how some of the trials that came to Lot were as a result of his initial decision, of where to place his tent:

Genesis 13:12:
“Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.”

‘..toward Sodom’ – whilst he was outside of the city of Sodom he was still pointing towards it. There are some things that we have to turn our back on completely, not dabbling or entertaining them, providing environments where they can be cultivated. Our lives will be influenced by the decisions we make, and the situations we place ourselves in, for the bad, but also THANKFULLY for the good:)
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1 comment:

  1. Excellent point. I think it is significant that because of this, eventually Lot and his family were found by the angels IN Sodom. So pitching one's tent toward Sodom takes you toward Sodom until you're in it, but pitching your tent toward Zion takes you toward Zion until you're in it.

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