Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The First Book of Moses Called Genesis
Abraham and Lot Bible Story
Abraham and Lot in the Bible
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is
our Abraham and Lot Bible story researching the interesting events of
Abraham and Lot in the Bible and how it affects your be-YOU-tiful
Adventures of Abraham and Lot Bible Story
Abraham and Lot in the Bible Study
Glad you could return for another slice of Daily Bread. We've been
finding out about the events that happened to Abram in the last few
segments, and this time the story concerns his nephew Lot.
You may remember that Abram and Lot separated because all that they
owned was growing too fast for the land to support, and Lot chose to
settle in the plain of Jordan. In particular, he pitched his tent in
the direction of Sodom. Now Sodom had a terrible reputation of being
a community of extremely wicked people.
As if that wasn't bad enough for Lot to deal with while trying to
follow God's plan, you have in the meantime, a war brewing. You see,
five of the several kings of Canaan, served a king named Chedorlaomer
for twelve years. Well, they were getting a little tired of it. So in
the thirteenth year, they rebelled. Then in the fourteenth year,
Chedorlaomer buddied up with three of his king pals and they went to
battle. Five kings waged their war in the salt sea, which was full of
slime pits at the time. The kings of Sodom and Gomorrah tried to
escape but were defeated there, and those that were left ran to the
So, the kings from Canaan lost and the winners took all the valuables
from Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food, and went their merry way.
Oh, one more thing, they took slaves ... One of which was Lot, and
all he owned, too.
Now, one guy, who escaped came and told Abram what happened. When
Abram heard this, he gathered three of his allies and 318 of his
workers and instructed them all of a rescue plan. They defeated the
four kings and their armies and brought back all the valuables, as
well as Lot and his belongings, and the women and the people too.
Melchizedek, who was king of Salem and priest of the most high God,
met Abram on his way home and blessed him then blessed God who
delivered Abram's enemies into his hand. So Abram gave Melchizedek
tithes, or one tenth, of all they brought back.
Now this is an interesting thing to consider. Because of this action,
people think of tithing as giving the church one tenth of what we
earn in our "jobs." But have you ever thought that we are to give one
tenth of everything we do? Not just monetarily speaking. How about
for example, if you work for worldly things for forty hours per week,
could you spend four hours per week serving God in some way? You
listen to the radio for an average of three hours a day. Would
tithing be listening to Spiritual music for a couple of hours a week?
Abram had the right idea. Listen to what he says when he's given the
opportunity to keep the loot from his victory.
When they got back to Sodom, the king of Sodom said to Abram, Give me
the people, and take everything else for yourself as a reward for
what you have done. But Abram said to him, I promised the Lord who
owns Heaven and Earth that I wouldn't take a thread, even down to a
shoe buckle so then you'll never have good reason to say you made
Abram rich. And he added, I only want what the share of the allies
and those who went with me want, let them take their portion.
Abraham and Lot Bible Story Summary
Abraham and Lot in the Bible Conclusion
Lot could probably explain to you better than anybody: Sometimes you
end up in a bad place without meaning to and it's a blessing when God
steps in to rescue you from certain danger. This won't be the last
time Lot finds himself in that situation, as you'll find out down the
road. Don't miss it.
New Testament Daily Bread
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare