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Almyra First Baptist

Genesis 13: No, You take it!


What about this?

I. It's about stuff. Really, it's all about material possessions.

II. That's silly, of course, to divide a family over stuff.

III. Really, all of the stuff should have been Abram's: the whole of the promise was to Abram, not Lot.

IV. Finally: take a look at verse 7: this conflict isn't happening in a vacuum. The pagans are there. God's people are in the midst of the lost.  It's no time to fight about stuff.

V. The solution: let Lot go. Allow him to choose his own way and focus on walking God's path.

Our ideas?

I. Should we really stress about the acquisition of stuff? In our lives, in our churches? We spend a great deal of effort on stuff then that stuff becomes a bone of contention.

II. Is that really a good thing to divide our family over?

III. All the material possessions we own belong to God. Why are we fighting our brothers over it? Can God not restore to us whatever we need or deserve?

IV. More important than our stuff: the world is watching. Churches and Christians fight over stuff and demolish our credibility to spread the Gospel.

V. Let the stuff go. Better to show a testimony of trust and faith in God than a testimony of "mine!"
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