Genesis 13:2 states that Abram was not just rich, but he was very rich, in cattle, in silver and in gold. Genesis 13:5 states, and Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents, so much so that the land was not able to support them together, as their possessions were great. But before we delve into the strife that ensues between the herdsmen of Lot and of Abram, let us first look at a hidden treasure that is not quite as explicitly evident. That treasure is that, “in blessing there is blessing”. Notice how the Bible does not say, And Lot also had flocks, and herds, and tents, but qualifies Lot as the one who went with Abram. Lot’s fellowship with Abram had an effect on Lot, for the Lord had promised to Abram, that through Abram, all families of the earth would be blessed, and that he would be a blessing (Genesis 12:2-3). From these verses, we can learn that Abram was blessed by the Lord to be a blessing and Lot was blessed in turn, for the Lord is true to his word.
Points to ponder:
We, who believe, in the Lord Jesus Christ are blessed. The question is are we a blessing to others, who are around us? Just as Abram was blessed, to be a blessing, we are blessed to be a blessing. If you are blessed, are you a blessing to others around you?
Genesis 13:2,5-6 (KJV)
2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
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.