Relationships Always Trump Entitlement


Sermon : Relationships Always Trump Entitlement

May 20 & 21, 2017 | Text: Genesis 13:5-12| Rev. Adrian N. Doll

 

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Now Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents,  so that the land could not support both of them living together; for their possessions were so great that they could not live together,  and there was strife between the herders of Abram’s livestock and the herders of Lot’s livestock. At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites lived in the land.

Then Abram said to Lot, “Let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herders and my herders; for we are kindred.  Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left.”  Lot looked about him, and saw that the plain of the Jordan was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar; this was before the Lord had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.  So Lot chose for himself all the plain of the Jordan, and Lot journeyed eastward; thus they separated from each other.  Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled among the cities of the Plain and moved his tent as far as Sodom.