Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Friday, March 26th, 2021
Topic: LOT’S GREEDY CHOICE
Text: Genesis 13:10-12
📖10….”And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
📖11….Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
📖12….Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.”
🔥One attitude which destroys so many people is their crave to subvert another’s wealth and convert it to themselves. This is glamouring for an already made life, which is often borne out of greedy. The kind of life that Lot sought when he chose the plain. PLAIN in Hebrews is CICCAR which means ‘walled’ or ‘fenced’. When Lot got separated from Abram, he greedily chose the cities of the plain to satisfy the lust of his eyes. An already made place. A place someone wants to live without labouring to build it. A life which is characteristic of the wicked. They always want to reap from where they have not sown.
🔥🔥The danger of the life of greed is that, it is founded on covetousness. Taking advantage of another to enrich oneself. No wonder in Genesis 25:27, Jacob was described at birth as a plain man dwelling in tents like Lot – Gen 13:12. Because of the desire for already made life, Jacob had to defraud his brother twice, and Laban, to enrich himself.
🔥🔥🔥Worthy of note is the resemblance between the Christian that doesn’t work out his salvation and the plain or greedy man. They are like the wide gate and the broad way that Jesus talked about in Matt 7:13-14. If you want to live a plain life, it means you don’t want to work out your salvation. Your end will be destruction. Meanwhile, the strait gate and narrow way abandoned by people like Lot, lead to life, since dwellers there are never attacked; unlike the plains that suffer constant attacks – Gen 14:8-12. Beloveth, as you remain with Abraham in Canaan, which is the Church, you shall be protected. So, beware of the already made life of the plain, because of greed.
🙏Oh Lord my God, help me to be content with the little I have under your care, so that I don’t gluttonously move into perdition, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏Precious King of glory, teach me to appreciate, rather than bite the finger that has fed me, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Heavenly father, destroy every force that will attract me to the life of the plain, in Jesus’ name.
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