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That Looks Good

5.29.2020


We are spending a few days looking at the repercussions of the decisions we make and today we focus on the lasting repercussions of Lot.


Lot was the nephew of Abraham and the two gained much wealth as they journeyed together, being led by God, but all good things come to an end.


Abraham realized that if they remained together problems would arise and so he offered Lot the first choice in which direction to go;

“Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.” And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar. Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east. And they separated from each other.” Genesis‬ ‭13:9-11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


Lot looked around and he saw that the plain of Jordan looked the best and went with it. The rest of the story is tough to swallow. Lot would end up compromising his faith, flirting with sin, and taking part in business dealings with very wicked people. Lot would suffer great pain in the end, including the loss of his wife and others in his family when Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed.


So what can we learn from this story so that we don’t make choices that could cause problems? I believe the greatest lesson is to avoid choosing based on what looks good to the human eye. We will be faced with taking jobs that look good or entering relationships that may seem positive at a human level but deep down these choices could lead to our downfall.


Be wise in making decisions and seek the Holy Spirit’s help so that the choices you make are made through the spiritual eye of God and not the faulty eyes of the flesh.


Genesis 13,19; Matthew 6:33; Romans 8:13


Prayer focus: those caught up in the riots and looting and losing their homes and businesses.

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