And now we arrive again at one of those moments in Abram’s life where his feet almost slip. And why? It’s not because his enemies are gathering around him. It’s not because he is an enemy of God. It’s because of his own doing. Let’s look at what happens and as we do I want to ask four questions. Do we trust enough? Who is good? Does God care? Can we wait?
Many of the stories we read in Genesis are about the choices humans make. God providentially brings about a crossroads and those involved have to decide which way they will take. Will they follow God and goodness or will they choose their own path and evil?
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 important events that Moses records for us in Genesis are events that we all live with the ramifications. Obviously, creation but also the fall and the flood are events in history that impact our daily lives. The historical account of the tower of Babel is another one of those events that we still feel the consequences today.
As we turn to Genesis 10 we have what people have called the “Table of Nations.” There are lessons here about God, his plan, and our place in history that we need to know.