“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 Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel 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. And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdsmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. And Abram said unto Lot, I pray, let there be no strife you and me, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen; for we are brethren. Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself, I pray from me: if you will take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if you depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.”
These nine verses speak of the righteousness, faithfulness and maturity of Abram. Righteousness, because Abram’s honest concern was to maintain peace between the people who had journeyed with him and even gave Lot the choice of land and would be content with what was left over. Faithfulness, because Abram remembered that God’s promise to supply all of his need. Maturity, because Abram, having wisdom took the lead by suggesting a plan that would benefit everyone.
Abraham was not worried about his present situation because He was looking to the one God who spoke to him from eternity and blessed him. I encourage you to look to the Eternal One when you are faced with a difficult situation.
Looking into eternity,