Under God’s command, Abram left his home and journeyed to a new land, Canaan, with all his goods, his family, and his nephew Lot. The contrasts between the wise choices of Abram and the foolish choices of Lot provide valuable lessons for us today—contentment with less versus wanting more; loving people versus loving things; and giving versus taking.
Abram illustrated a loving attitude through his care for his nephew Lot, a willingness to take less by allowing Lot to make the first choice when dividing the land, and a generous spirit by giving a tenth of the goods he collects in battle to Melchizedek, “priest of God Most High” (Genesis 14:18).
Lot’s superficial decision to choose the beautiful land near Sodom becomes his undoing. Yet Abram displays great trust in God, pursuing the armies of the invading kings with relatively few men in order to rescue Lot.
REFLECT: Like Abram, are you generous? Do you trust God, or is fear preventing you from releasing control of your life to Him? Are you willing to seek the counsel necessary in order to make wise decisions? Let the examples you see in this film encourage you to bring your giving, trust, and decision-making into line with the principles of God’s Word.