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January 8 - Evening

"Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain 
of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered,
like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. 
(This was before the Lord destroyed
Sodom and Gomorrah.) So Lot chose for himself
the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward
the east. The two men parted company:"

- Genesis 13:10-11

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
Lot Lives by Sight and Decides by What is Seen    

Abram was obedient and came to the land he had never seen. Abram lived in the land by faith knowing that God had told him, "To your offspring I will give this land." It is true that Abram lived by faith. Abram made decisions based on what he knew to be true according to the Lord's Word. But, with Lot it was another story.

The two men stood to decide their fate and the fate of the people who trusted them. Abram was going to make his decision based on faith in God's promise, so, of course, he let Lot choose first. Abram's fate was in the promise of God. But, Lot chose his own fate. Lot did not use faith and he did not look to the Word of God. Instead the text says, "Lot looked..." Lot did not live by faith, but by what he saw. Lot looked for the best angle and for the greatest advantage. So, Lot "saw" the well watered plain, but he could not see the future, he could not see God's Word, he could not see the invisible. Lot "looked." Lot "saw." And, "Lot chose for himself."

And, the text says, "the two men parted company." They parted for logistical reasons. But, they also parted because one man was going to follow what his faith had showed him, and one man was going to follow only what his eye could see.

The text gives major correlation that this was not going to end well. The wording is tied closely to another situation where someone followed what they saw. Eve in a similar situation had to choose between the Word of God and what she saw. Similar words here in Genesis13:10-11 and Genesis3:6-24 are listed here:

  • "eyes" - 'ayin 3:6-7 and 13:10
  • "saw" - ra'a 3:6 and 13:10
  • "watered" - saqa 2:6, 10 and 13:10
  • "garden" - gan 2:8 and 13:10
  • "towards the east" miqqedem 3:24 with Eve, 4:16 with Cain, 10:11 with Lot; 11:2 with Babel


  Christian Quote from Church History
"Whom else do you know that is high, yet humble;
strong, yet sensitive; righteous, yet gracious; powerful, yet merciful; authoritative, yet tender;
holy, yet forgiving;
just, yet compassionate; angry, yet gentle;
firm, yet friendly?"
- Sam Storms
Something to Ponder??

Patrick was born around
390 AD in Britain under the Roman Empire. At the age of 16 Patrick was kidnapped and taken to Ireland as a slave watching pigs. Later he escaped, traveled 200 miles on foot to the coast to join a ship heading to France. After spending several years in a monastery, Patrick returned to his homeland where he had a vision/dream of the people of Ireland calling for him. Patrick returned to Ireland to convert the hostile Druids and other pagans. By the time he died in 460 Patrick had baptized 120,000 people and started 300 churches.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information



Ptocheia (Gr) - Poverty (Eng) - ptocheia is a Greek noun translated poverty. Ptocheia would define
a beggar who had nothing or someone who was totally destitute of all possessions and hopes of financial recovery would be ptocheia. Jesus describes the widow of Mark 12:42-43 as ptocheia, which is the same word Paul used in Romans 15:26 to describe the believers in Jerusalem who
would receive the money Paul collected from the Gentile churches.


Joshua 13:1 says that at the end of Joshua’s life the Lord said to him, “You are now very old, and there are still very large areas of land to be taken over.” Judges 1:27 says that Israel “did not drive out the people of Beth Shan or Taanach or Dor or Ibleam or Megiddo.” Archaeological evidence shows an Egyptian presence at Beth-Shean (or, Beth Shan) until 1150 BC. Archaelogy does not show a shift from Egyptian and Canaanite presence in this valley (Megiddo, Beth Shean, etc.) until the time of Solomon.  That would mean David was the one who secured this area for Israel. (Saul’s body was hung on the walls of Beth Shean which indicates the city was still occupied by Canaanite friends of the Philistines –
1 Samuel 31:10-15
.) This agrees with the Biblical account that says in
1 Kings 9:15-19
2 Chronicles 1:14
that Solomon occupied these cities, built up their walls and fortified them with chariots.

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I live by faith or by sight?
Do I make decisions based on what I see and perceive now, or
based on what I know and perceive to be true?
I will live by faith in God's Word and not by sight of my own plans, schemes and desires.
  "To you, O men, I call out;
    I raise my voice
to all mankind.
You who are simple, 
gain prudence;

    you who are foolish,
gain understanding."
- Proverbs 8:4-5
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) Genesis 16 Job 19-20
Prayer for Today
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Changed to be like Jesus Living holy lives Government Reform Intense drive for Global politics and economy
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC
This is a view from the Mount of Olives looking north-northwest. The High Place of Gibeah where Solomon offered sacrifices and where God appeared to him can be seen over a mile away. Nabi Samwil is also where Samuel anointed King Saul. (click on image for larger size) The location of some of the nations of Ham from Genesis10. (click on image for larger size)
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