Genesis Chapter 13

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Genesis 13

1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.

2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

3 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;

4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.

5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

6 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.

7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.

9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.

14 And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.

31 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 13

  1. Genesis 13:13
    But the Men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the the lord exceedingly.

    We must not be sinners or wicked because we will go to hell we must have Faith anf love and peace and pray every night. More Jesus and More Prayer. Amen

  2. Gen. 13:9-12, 14-15, 17-18
    9) Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou go to the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
    10) And Lot lifted up his eyes and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
    11) Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
    12) Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

    14) And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was seperated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward,and southward, and eastward, and westward:
    15) For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

    17) Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
    18) Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.

    Lot made his choice based on what he could see with his eyes. He walked by sight. He saw the materialistic value of his choice and didn’t take into consideration what it might cost him and his family spiritually in the end.
    Abram on the other hand, trusted in God to lead him. He walked by faith in God.

    As the children of God, we need to always Trust God to lead us. We need to walk by Faith and not by sight. (2 Cor. 5:7)

  3. Abraham surrender of the right as eldest to first choice diffused family conflict. Despite Lots bad choice and it’s consequence Abram remaind loyal and rescued him. Abram had a great attitude for myself I must always display this type of attitude toward my brothers and sisters and work place and most of all our great leader our Pastor.

  4. In verse four Abram goes to the Lord in prayer before anything even happens, before there is any contention between Lot’s Herdman and Abram’s Herdman. God had blessed them both so immensely for their obedience when he called them out of their homeland that they now we’re faced with the problem of not enough room. It’s always good to stay in prayer and keep that communion with God, that way when things start to happen you already have that sensitivity to God’s voice and are able to act upon his request / command 4 the direction you need to go. And again God confirms his promise for Abram by later stating that he will make his seed as the dust of the earth. All because of obedience and communion with the God of the universe. Hallelujah!

  5. Abram trusted in God, no matter where he was, no matter what he was given, and he was obedient. When God said “go”…..he went! Even though we may not understand it all or it may not look like the right way we want to go, the Lord knows ALL. We must always seek direction from the Lord and then listen (be obedient)!

  6. 10. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

    11. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

    12. Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

    13. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.

    Just because something or somewhere appears to be better, that doesn’t mean it’s the way you should go. The plain of Jordan was well watered, but it brought him closer to the wicked men of Sodom.

  7. For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

    Psalm 37:22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

  8. MORE CONSCIENCE OF GODS ABSENCE

    10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
    11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
    12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
    13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.

    Lot made a choice based on what was appealing to the eyes. Abram privileged Lot to make the choice. We learn from the choice that Lot made that his heart and motives were not totally on pleasing GOD.

    Lot was attracted to the plain of Jordan for what it had to offer physically not spiritually. Choices based on factors such as money and looks often end up in calamity. Not once do we read that Lot prayed and the LORD said. Only that he looked. To be MORE CONSCIENCE OF GODS ABSENCE we must first be MORE CONSCIENCE OF GODS PRESENCE. We must discern where GOD is and where GOD is not.

    The second choice of Lot was to pitch his tent toward Sodom ( 5467. sed-ome´; from an unused root meaning to scorch; burnt (i.e. volcanic or bituminous) district; Sedom, a place near the Dead Sea:—Sodom. Why would anyone seeking GOD’s will, presence and power want to look towards sin and death on a daily basis?

    The MISSING FACTOR for Lot:

    18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.

    Lot never built an altar to the LORD.

    He did everything on his own. GOD help us to always be MORE CONSCIENCE OF GODS ABSENCE by being MORE CONSCIENCE OF GODS PRESENCE.

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    10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

    Key point. It’s never a good idea to lift up ones eyes and make a decision. It would be wise to lift up ones heart to God in prayer rather then to use the eyes. Men’s eyes have always caused them harm.

  10. What are you seeing?

    And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

    But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly. (‭Genesis‬ ‭13‬:‭10-11, 13‬ KJV)

    Just because it looked beautiful, he made a choice by what he could see. Lot never thought exactly what he was getting himself into. Sin knocking at the door and ready to destroy everything he had. But, most importantly his family,his people.
    The enemy has a way of enticing you with the ‘beauty’ of sin. And many fall into it that trap without seeing the consequences that is before them.
    One makes a decision based on what ‘seems’ to feel good, feels right, looks good. Just within the past couple of weeks I’ve been told..’God is everywhere, we can make it work’ at the time it may sound good to the individual(running from GOD.) but as for me I must make a decision based on what The Lord is telling/leading me to do. And not move, but stay where I am. And wait on The Lord’s timing.
    In the meantime continue in prayer, reading, and fasting. Don’t make desperate decisions based on what your eyes are seeing, because it’ll have an affect and a deadly death(spiritual) on everything that is yours.

    This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (‭Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬ KJV)

  11. 15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
    16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
    17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
    18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.

    The promise land.

    Have you ever been in a situation where it looked like God didn’t hear your prayers. And then later on you see that God gave you a blessing because you didn’t go that direction? I know I have. The land that Lot wanted was pleasant to the eyes but what sin was there? When Abram went to his land; God told him to start walking. The other direction from the , what looked like, fertile ground. This is why we must, not just need, have a great relationship with God. So he can guild us in the way we should go. We must listen to his voice. We must follow his leading.

  12. 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

    11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

    12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

    13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.

    Lot chose what seemed to be the best part of the land to him. Well watered, civilization, surely a great place to take his family, but it doesn’t say that Lot asked God in what direction he should go. Instead he chose what seemed good or right to him, what was pleasing to the eye. He went with the land that seemed easy to live off of.

    Proverbs 14:12 says
    “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

    The decision Lot made was based on reason and natural sight. He chose the path that would be easy to live off of, with resources and civilization. He didn’t ask God what direction he wanted him to go. No, instead he did what seemed right to him; and that cost him the life and salvation of his family.

    On the other hand Abram waited of the Lord, and when the Lord spoke, there was no denying that he was walking in the path God had for him.

    14 And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

    15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

    16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

    17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

    We mustn’t be like Lot, choosing a path with the rest of the world. The path that seems right to us, instead we should wait on the Lord for there is a blessing for those who wait…

    Lamentations 3:25
    The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

  13. I Genesis 13:14 The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him. Look around from where you are to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth so that if anyone could count the dust then your offspring could be counted. Go walk through the length and breadth of the land for I am giving it to you.

  14. 4. Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.

    18. Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.

    After Abraham was pretty much delivered from the Egyptians the first thing he did was to go back to the place of worship. And towards the end of this chapter after he and Lot separated and received confirmation of God’s promise to him he guío another altar of worship inri the Lord. The important to recognise the presence provision love and care of God towards us his creation and be thankful for all that He is and does for us. Do not remove the altars from your life but rather if you see some broken build them back up

  15. 8 Finally Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not allow this conflict to come between us or our herdsmen. After all, we are close relatives!

    Even back then, no conflict should come between family members. We should always have a great relationship with our immediate family, especially with brothers & sisters in Christ. It may fall upon the elder of the two to recognize and make it known a problem exists and to find a solution. The bottom line is to forgive, help and lead during times of troubles with your family.

  16. 4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had make there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.

    It was Abraham who is noted for building and altar and calling upon the name of the Lord. When Lot and Abraham had strife, it was Abraham who took the role of a leader and brought separation to the families to end the strife. I believe Abraham received his direction for handling the situation by calling upon the name of the Lord at the altar.

    The family altar is where we can find answers to every problem that we might face. Praying and listening for the direction from the Word of God will bring solutions to whatever need we may have.

  17. 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

    11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

    12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

    13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.

    Lot based his decision on what the naked eye can see. He did not go and seek God on what was right. He chose what looked best and what he felt was right. How many times in life (like Lot) do we make our decisions on what we want instead of coming to God? In EVERY decision we make God should be who we come to FIRST!! Lord help us to put you first in every decision, and to not get distracted by what we want, but that we would seek spiritual guidance for it all!!

  18. 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.

    9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

    A petition for peace….
    Abram was truly a man of God instead of being greedy he choose to let Lot have whatever portion of the land that he wanted and choose it first. In doing so Abram was set up for a blessing because after Lot went his way. God spoke to Abram and said everything he sees was his given to him by God himself. That means that even the land that Lot choose was Abrams in Gods eyes! God gave Abram something that he thought he gave away because Abram was sensitive to God and didn’t let greed rule him.

  19. The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.
    Genesis 13:14-15 NIV

    It doesn’t matter through what break ups and heart aches we have gone through, when we are walking with God, all we have to do is look up and where ever we put our sight to go, God has already given it to us and has blessed it.

  20. Genesis 13:18

    Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.

    Genesis 13:12

    Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

    Lot pitched his tent toward Sodom. He had his eyes set on the world. He believed he could have the blessings that God had given to him because of Abraham, and still be able to be one of God’s people.

    As soon as Lot left, the Lord gave Abraham a promise and the Bible says he removed his tent.

    Abraham wanted God and his tent wasn’t the issue. He didn’t care where his tent was pitched. He wanted the altar, the relationship with Jesus.

    Though our mouths may be quiet our actions will always speak outlet true intentions and our heart.

  21. Genesis 13:9
    Abram put aside his own right as head of the family, by allowing Lot first choose of land. This appears to be an act of faith in God’s promises.
    See no matter where in our ministry God’s promises are for us, we have to have faith and belive in God that everything will be accordingly to His time.

  22. “And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.” The word of Jesus (God) states Lot looked, with his eyes. Before one goes left or right, one should first pray and seek God; so that one may see, as God sees. Dear God, help me to see, as your eyes see; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In GOD we trust”. “One Nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. What a mighty GOD we serve! Thank GOD for his word. GOD bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in JESUS name, Amen!

  23. “Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not have fighting between us, between your shepherds and my shepherds. After all, we’re family. Look around. Isn’t there plenty of land out there? Let’s separate. If you go left, I’ll go right; if you go right, I’ll go left.”

    Lot looked. He saw the whole plain of the Jordan spread out, well watered (this was before GOD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah), like GOD ’s garden, like Egypt, and stretching all the way to Zoar. Lot took the whole plain of the Jordan. Lot set out to the east. Lot looked. He saw the whole plain of the Jordan spread out, well watered (this was before GOD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah), like GOD ’s garden, like Egypt, and stretching all the way to Zoar. Lot took the whole plain of the Jordan. Lot set out to the east. That’s how they came to part company, uncle and nephew. Abram settled in Canaan; Lot settled in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent near Sodom.”
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭13:8-11‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Before you move you should take into account what God desires for your life. Things may seem brighter on the other side but if it’s not the Lords will you may be asking for than you bargained.

  24. 8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.

    9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

    When you get into an argument with someone, take the high road, don’t try to prove how right you are. When you refuse to budge in an argument, you start to become prideful, instead be humble and apologize to your brother or sister first. Arguments that persist like these can cause division and this leads to a seperation of unity. When they can on too far, they can seperate people who were once friends, a group of people that were once apart of a church.

  25. 10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

    11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

    Lot chose his destiny by looking with his eyes only. Abraham built an altar and was led by God. What a huge difference – we know Lot and his family end up in the wicked city of Sodom in need of divine rescue.

  26. 15 – 16 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

  27. 14 And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
    15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
    16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
    17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
    God repeats His promises to us. He is serious about His love and desires for us.

  28. v8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdman and thy herdman; for we be brethren.

    As Christians we should never be of a hateful and callous attitude.
    ” For we be brethren ”
    We are to be tolerant of one another.encourage, love and forgive one another
    as did GOD Himself.

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