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A Tale of Two Believers
September 26, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 13:

A Tale of Two Believers

September 26, 2021 / Genesis 13:

Genesis Chapters 1-11 covers about

Genesis Chapters 12-21 covers

Abraham is the father of all who believe – Romans 4:16 (NLT)

(12:10) Egypt represents the

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help; …But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!

– Isaiah 31:1 (NASB)

(13:3) Leaves Egypt and comes back to

Bethel: House of God Ai: Ruin (Easton’s) Heap: (Hitchcock’s)

(v.4) Called: qara’ – to call out, to cry out, to cry (for help) (BD&B)

When God says “Separate” and I don’t, it (vv. 5-7)

Strife: riyb (KJV), adversary, contention, controversy, strife (Strong’s)


1. Deals with the situation (v.8)

Abraham Lot for the situation

2. Show some (v.7)

Be careful how you behave among your unsaved neighbors; for then, even if they are suspicious of you and talk against you, they will end up praising God for your good works when Christ returns. – 1 Peter 2:12 (TLB)

3. Trusts God’s (v.9)

(God) I will bless you (12:2)

The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land. – Genesis 12:7 (NET)

Lot: (vv.10-13)

Lot is a Believer but never makes

Unlike Abraham, Lot will never

Lot says “ to Heaven but never says to the

Makes decisions by what he “sees” as beneficial over the welfare

of his

Lot…saw that the whole plain…was well watered – Genesis 13:10 (NIV)

…the men of Sodom were…sinning…against the Lord – Genesis13:13 (NIV)

Will be wrong in and (vv.12-13)

His first step will be to leave

(Lot) …set out toward the east. – Genesis 13:11 (NIV)

Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom

– Genesis 13:12 (KJV)

Where Does it Lead? Genesis 13:12, 14:12, 19:1, 19:30-36

Lot’s Grandkids:

Moab: from (her [the mother’s]) father (Strong’s)

Ben-ammi: Son of my kindred, i.e., “born of incest” (Easton’s)

Great Parenting Question: What will this look like in ?

Lot: a veil (Strong’s) Covering (BD&B)

Notice: God spoke again Abraham finally from Lot (v.14)

Where does separation from Lot take Abram?

Then Abram moved his tent and came and dwelt by the oaks (great trees NIV) of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and there he built an altar to the Lord. – Genesis 13:18 (NASU)

Abraham will by the

“oaks” or “great trees” () of

Mamre () in

Mamre: strength, fatness (Smith’s) Firmness (Nelson’s)

Hebron ()

Hebron: Association (Strong’s) Friendship (Hitchcock’s)


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