Abram trusted God; and his choices not only exhibited a character that pursued peace, but also faith in the ability of God to fulfill His promises.
So Abram moved his tent and came and settled by the terebinth trees of Mamre, which are at Hebron, and there he built an altar to the LORD.
Suggesting they separate, Abram gave his nephew first choice of land available. Lot’s choice demonstrates the stark contrast between his character and that of his uncle, Abram.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?
So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren. Is not the whole land before you?
Abram demonstrates that he had learned confidence to live the life of faith and eagerly anticipate God’s unfolding plan.
Living the life of faith begins with practice that leads to experience and inevitably a few scrapes and bruises in the process.
As Abram’s relationship with God developed over time, Abram learned to trust God even in the most seemingly impossible situations.
Today, as we remember the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price to protect freedom, it is only fitting we intensify our resolve to defend the Judeo-Christian foundations upon which liberty and freedom rest.
Praise the Lord . . . all peoples . . . praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven. Praise the Lord!”