This is a tale of two believers in God who have two very different outcomes in life. Abram who becomes the friend of God and Lot who is, as Peter tells us, a righteous man, make two different choices. What sets these men apart?
The life of a follower of God is not always spent on the mountains of glory sometimes the path leads us into the valley of the shadow of death. This is one of those times that we find here in the life of Abram.
The section we have before us today describes why Abram and his family left Ur and were headed for Canaan. It was the call of God.
The tendency is to skip from the story of the tower of Babel to chapter 12 and the call of Abram. Yet, there is some information here that God, through our author Moses, wants us to know.
In verses 10-32 we find two more books in the book of Genesis. We have the book of Shem which is another genealogy and the beginning of the book of Terah.