“If you prefer the left, I will go to the right; if you prefer the right, I will go to the left.” —Genesis 13:9
Abram let his grandson Lot take his pick of the land. Of course, Lot chose the golf course and left the desert for Abram. However, Lot’s well-watered land was eventually devastated by the fire and brimstone that fell on Sodom and Gomorrah. So, by God’s sovereign power, everything worked out for Abram’s benefit (2 Cor 4:15). The moral is: “God makes all things work together for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His decree” (Rm 8:28).
Prayer: Jesus, be Lord of every detail of my life. Turn all my messes into blessings.
Promise: “After Lot had left, the Lord said to Abram: ‘Look about you, and from where you are, gaze to the north and south, east and west; all the land that you see I will give to you and your descendants forever.’ ” —13:14-15