Lot’s Friendship with the World (Genesis #28)

Friendship with the world

Text: Genesis 13:5-13

Wealth brought strife (vss 5-9)

  • Riches come between Abram and Lot (vss 5-6)
  • Testimony lost (vs 7)
  • Plea for peace is not sufficient to unify division caused by worldliness (vss 8-9)
  • Wealth doesn’t have to be the problem because Abram is a wealthy man who calls on the name of the LORD.

Walked by sight (vss 10-13)

  • 2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
  • Lot glad to take first choice
  • Lot chose by what he saw
  • Lot ignored the consequences of evil communications. 1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
  • Lot pitched his tent toward Sodom, so it was a slow drift toward Sodom.

Warnings in the scriptures

  • Romans 12:2
  • James 4:4
  • 1 John 2:15-17